Month: October 2020

COVID-19 in Europe

While the US has been struggling with COVID-19, Europe has been doing relatively well. However, this week several European countries have tightened restrictions on gatherings and closed bars and restaurants. This is due to the increase of COVID cases and the feared second wave of COVID that will inevitably hit Europe. Among these countries the

Enola Holmes Review

    The movie’s story is very entertaining, but confusing. I found myself confused about certain scenes and what was happening. This does not mean the story in itself was confusing, only two or three scenes. Other than that, I found myself interested and intrigued with where the story was taking itself, and loved the many

The Rollback on Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the case of Obergefell v. Hodges was decided in the supreme court and same-sex marriage was legalized. This case allowed for many members of the LGBTQ community to marry and legally establish their love for each other, as well as receive the benefits of being married legally, such as like tax

Students Demand Action

Students Demand Action is a club within Crosstown High that fights against gun violence in Memphis, and throughout the United States. Students Demand Action, or SDA, advocates for the enactment of legislation that will prevent gun violence, practicing responsible gun ownership, and discusses issues like sucide, school shootings, the effects of irresponsible gun-ownership, mass shootings,

Amy Coney Barrett and SCOTUS

How are supreme court justices replaced? According to the national supreme court website, justices must first be nominated by the president, then be approved by the senate of judiciary appeals, and finally win by majority in the senate. The senate is comprised of two members from each state, for a total of one hundred members,

Halloween 2020

Spooky season is officially here and October 31st is right around the corner. The one night a year we could all dress up as the spookiest, cutest, or most unique character we can find on the internet and go out trick or treating while we still (kinda) can, drop in at a friends Halloween party,

newspapers

What are “The Crosstown Chronicles”?

Who is in the newspaper? For now, our newspaper team consists of eleven extremely talented students and one great teacher..  Our sponsor, Robert Bear, who also runs the podcasting class, is thrilled to help us run it. We plan to have many guest writing opportunities for teachers and students alike. Our club is by no

Breast Cancer Awareness

Every year, during the month of October, we see a substantial amount of information about breast cancer, due to the fact that October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, many of us sympathize with breast cancer patients and survivors and their struggle to overcome a disease that has a lifetime risk

Teacher Word Search

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Back to School?

    Everyone wants to go back to school, right? But, here’s the thing, school will not be like you imagined it, talking to friends in the hallways, having lunch together. Maybe eventually, but it definitely won’t be all at once. Most likely, we will be only coming to school every other day, or possibly less.

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