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Zoe Horwitz

Zoe Horwitz has 11 articles published.

Zoe Horwitz, an incoming freshman at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, is starting her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time tutoring younger students, playing with her dog, or watching “Legally Blonde.” She also enjoys playing lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and will be trying out for the American Heritage team later in the year. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.
Features/News

COVID Protocols

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads like wildfire, schools must adapt to what we will once again call the new normal. Dec. 31, Dr. Laurie issued an email saying that Heritage will be continuing all of its previous policies, including the indoor mask policy, Magnus symptom daily tracking app, hourly fogging of facilities, UV ionizing filtration system and providing hand sanitizing stations across campus. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz) Keep Reading

News

Coronavirus + Flu = Flurona

Picture this: the annual flu season that infects between five and 20 percent of the United States each year, combined with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has killed 5,481,302 people as of Jan. 6, 2022. This phenomenon has become a reality, known as ‘flurona.’ (Photo/Sambad English) Keep Reading

Features

Midterm Breakdown

With almost half the school year complete, midterm season rolls around once again. As testing approaches and quarter two grades finalize, it’s important to know exactly how the next two weeks will go. Here’s what you need to know. Keep Reading

Opinion

Parents should get longer maternity leave

In the United States, mothers are allotted 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave if they meet the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) criteria, which includes “[having] worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles.” Compared to other countries, it’s clear that America is way behind in maternity leave policies. (Photo/Ana Tablas via Unsplash) Keep Reading

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