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COVID-19 by the numbers

Entrance to a COVID-19 testing site in West Palm Beach.

Story by: Nia Devenyi

May 5, 2020

There are over three million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide and over 250,000 deaths linked to the disease as of May 5, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. In Florida, there are over 36,000 confirmed cases and nearly 1,400 deaths statewide. According ...

Local pet adoptions on the rise during pandemic

Local pet adoptions on the rise during pandemic

Story by: Addy Kondik

April 30, 2020

A silver lining to the global crisis is that pet adoptions have seen their highest numbers since the arrival of COVID-19 in our community.  At the Animal Care and Control Center in West Palm Beach, more people are fostering and adopting animals than ever before to help the shelter and give the ani...

Local restaurants are still open for delivery and takeout

Perk Coffee House in Tequesta

Story by: Breanna Leary

April 28, 2020

With local restaurants struggling to do business during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have made the decision to offer takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up to make it easier and safer for their customers. If you’re craving delicious waffle fries, fortunately, Chick-fil-A is doing takeout and delivery v...

Students continue to help others while working at Publix

Tequesta Publix with a nearly empty parking lot on April 10.

Story by: Breanna Leary and Nicole Christie

April 10, 2020

Grocery store employees are essential workers in a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down so many businesses, and Jupiter High students are doing their part. They continue to work at Publix to help our community get the food and products they need to survive. Junior Barrett Vargas is a cashier at the Ch...

Know the facts: COVID-19

Know the facts: COVID-19

Story by: Savannah Woods

April 9, 2020

With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know the facts about the virus, how it's spread and what we can do as a community to help the problem.  According to the Center for Disease Control, “Coronaviruses [is] a large family of viruses that are common in peo...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues a statewide stay-at-home order for 30 days

Photo by Ericka Muncy

Story by: Nia Devenyi

April 7, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order on April 1 to begin at 12:01 a.m. on April 3. The order asks that all Floridians stay at home during the next 30 days and only leave the house for essential services and activities. DeSantis decided to place the order after President Trump had earlier extended ...

“Lights Out” for turtles on the Florida coast

A baby turtle making its way to the ocean.

Story by: Katie Hiebert and Laurie Mermet

March 11, 2020

March 1 through Oct. 31 is the nesting season for sea turtles. Palm Beach County’s coast will turn it’s ‘lights out’ for the sea turtles. This way, the turtles don't get confused when trying to find their way back to the ocean when they come on shore. The artificial lighting has become problematic...

Shark Migration off of Jupiter beaches

Shark Migration off of Jupiter beaches

Story by: Nicole Christie

March 9, 2020

The sharks migrate from Miami-Dade County to as far north as New York, starting mid-January until mid-March. Jupiter is located in the path of this migration, but locals still go in the ocean. “I was surfing right after a storm and the water was murky, while I was paddling out, a shark jumped out ...

Chasing the sun this spring break

chasing the sun

Story by: Gianna Blefary

March 9, 2020

Spring break runs from March 21 to March 30 for Palm Beach County students and teachers. With a week off of school, hop in the car with friends and family members and “road trip” between the east and west coast, using the sun as your guide.    Sunrise: Where to Start  Begin your journey by...

Crash Course on the remaining Presidential Candidates

A picture of the Capitol Building Washington D.C.

Story by: Noah Mildner and Francesco Beltrano

March 9, 2020

Democratic Candidates The 2020 Democratic nomination for President is already underway and candidates are trying to stand out in a large crowd. There have been 27 democratic candidates throughout this election cycle. The Democratic ticket has now narrowed down to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.  ...

President’s Day Focus: Five Best

JHS Student waving the American flag at the school's entrance.

Story by: KC Barnes

February 5, 2020

With election season quickly approaching, and President's Day on Feb. 17, it’s important for voters to be aware of what makes a great leader for our nation. Since the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. has had 45 Presidents, some of which truly stand out and solidify themselves...

Notre Dame Cathedral will not be fully restored

A picture of the Notre Dame Cathedral taken before the devastating fire.

Story by: Addy Kondik

February 1, 2020

On April 15, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris suffered severe damage from a fire. Today, only fifty percent of the structure is being rebuilt. High school student Lexi Francois, who has family in France and has been to Paris more times than she can count, thinks the Cathedral should be complete...

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