Three months and thousands of deaths later, the Coronavirus is still making long lasting impacts on life as we used to know it. Plans such as travel, camps and public functions have been either postponed or canceled until further notice, and certainly into the summer of 2020. This radical change has made significant impacts on not only the majority of the Wesleyan community, but the world as a whole. High School Spanish Teacher Senor Vallejo, sophomore Griffin Caldwell and junior Summer Kidder have all experienced a shift in their summer travel and camp plans due to the ever-changing COVID-19 outbreak. Keep Reading
On Feb. 1, the Wesleyan high school students got to take a break from the stress of everyday life and school and enjoy a wonderful night at the Winter Dance. Students put on their best attire for the masquerade-themed Winter Dance and headed over to Hoover Gymnasium for a memorable night. The Winter Dance is always highly anticipated by the Wesleyan students. The boys took a break from the nerves of asking the girls to each high school dance, and the girls took their big chance to ask the boys. Student government spent copious amount of time planning and preparing the Winter Dance so it would be the best Winter Dance yet. After months of planning the dance, it had finally arrived, and students were eager for the masquerade ball. With the famed DJ Fat Snacks providing some awesome tunes on the dance floor, the lively photo booth, the delicious refreshments, and the mysterious table of masks, the students and faculty raved about the success of the dance.
“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” on Wesleyan campus, a season that brings family, friends and communities together. The magic of the Christmas season not only brings joy and cold weather to Wesleyan, but it also is a start to the makings of many Christmas memories. Responses were collected throughout the school from fifth grader Garrison Dallam to Head of School Chris Cleveland. The Wesleyan community was able to share their personal views on Christmas and what their holiday favorites are when this season approaches. A nine-question survey was sent out to the high school to ask what students preferred the most during the Christmas season.
When Christmas comes around, the Wesleyan community goes over the top to decorate, more than any other season. Over 50 trees get put on display, thanks to the Wesleyan parents, and every student brings in an ornament to represent themselves. “I love it when we decorate all of campus. I think it looks beautiful,” Cleveland said. Junior Elizabeth Bertram said, “My favorite thing that Wesleyan does during Christmas is play music throughout the halls during the school day.”
The economic crisis in Venezuela is just as significant to people living in the United States as it is to the millions of people who have fled the country in the past five years. It is a crisis that gradually brought Venezuela’s oil rich economy down from being the strongest Latin American economy to the weakest in just a few decades.
This has had a profound impact on economy, not just in South America, but globally affecting everything from gas station property, to increased crime, to overcrowding social service programs. One might think that such a grave situation would be closely covered and reported to all those whom it may concern, a few members of the community were interviewed about the crisis.
When sophomore Will Fuller was asked, “what comes to your mind when you hear the word Venezuela?” he said, “Poverty, dictatorship, hardship and suffering.” When asked what he knew about the crisis and whether he felt well informed about the issue, Fuller said “I know the country is being held together by strings and that Nicolas Maduro (the dictator) stays in power by only benefiting his own military. And I like to think that I am well informed, but news today is hardly reliable.” Keep Reading
The senior girl’s father daughter dance that took place on Saturday March 9 and was a night for everyone to remember. In years past it has been a time where daughters would bring their dads to Dubose Dining Hall for dinner and a movie in Powell Theater. This year was the first ever senior girls father daughter dance. Keep Reading