Insights

How Are You Going To School This Year?

Everyone can agree that the past eight months may not have been the most desirable, and with the continuous spread of COVID-19, many students are wondering how they will attend school. Through hopes of adapting to the unfortunate circumstances, Osceola County provided parents and their children an alternative for returning to school in 2020: online schooling! Most students had a taste of this at the end of the last school year, so this option is not too unfamiliar. However, similar to going to school in person, new standards and routines may be implemented to last the semester. The following interviews are from two students that have opposing thoughts on the subject.

Lebanon Crisis

On August 4th 2020, at the Port of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon, a catastrophic explosion left at minimum 180 people dead with thousands of injuries. This was the result of a 2,750 ton accumulation of chemicals such as ammonium nitrate, being stored in the area for around 6 years. This large supply of ammonium nitrate came at the time of November 2013 from a Russian ship. The initial plan of this ship's journey was from Georgia to Mozambique, but it was abandoned, hence left for 6 years.