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covid-19 pandemic

Board of education votes to return students to in-person school

Multiple Authors
The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 5-2 for elementary students to return to a four-day in-person schedule, and secondary students to return...

Birthdays on the web, isolation brings families together

Anjali Noel Ramesh
I have never been one to host extravagant birthday parties. The last one I can remember involved a massive, carefully constructed Barbie cake I devoured...

Students, staff learn how to adjust to virtual learning format

Nora Crutcher-McGowan
Advanced Placement World History teacher Gregory Irwin had similar feelings toward virtual learning. He remarked on its effectiveness compared to in-person learning, describing the difficulty...

Day 150

Bailey Stover
During her 150th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover says goodbye as she prepares to move in to MU tomorrow....

Day 149

Bailey Stover
During her 149th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover worked, packed, watched "Chuck" her parents and played Spades....

Day 148

Bailey Stover
During her 148th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover trimmed her hair and watched "Avengers: End Game" with her mom....

Day 147

Bailey Stover
During her 147th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover helped with yard work and spent time with her family....

Day 146

Bailey Stover
During her 146th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover worked on building a website and learned how to drive in heavy rain....

Day 145

Bailey Stover
During her 145th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover completed two college required trainings, watched "Dynasty" and played Spades....

Day 144

Bailey Stover
During her 144th day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover's car window stopped working; she gave blood, made fudge and played Spades....

Day 143

Bailey Stover
Recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover spent her 143rd day of social distancing chatting with her former Spanish teacher and watching "Chuck" with her parents....

Day 142

Bailey Stover
During her 142nd day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover went to Jefferson Farm and Garden, became a student employee and watched TV....

Day 141

Bailey Stover
During her 141st day of social distancing, recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover visited the MU campus, got a new debit card and applied for a...

Day 140

Bailey Stover
Recent RBHS graduate Bailey Stover spent her 140th day of social distancing writing thank you notes, watching Netflix and delivering a letter to a friend....