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Jewel Merriman

Jewel Merriman (’22) is a Staff Writer for The Lancer.

Why our nation is so behind on COVID-19

by Jewel Merriman (’22) | March 29, 2021 On January 21, 2020, the CDC confirmed the first coronavirus case in the United States. On January 21, 2021, exactly one year later, there were 190,138 new COVID cases reported in the nation. In March 2021, as we reach the one-year anniversary of quarantine, there have been…

Not all votes are created equal: the Electoral College’s built-in bias

by Jewel Merriman (’22) | November 16, 2020 One person should equal one vote. Sounds simple, right? Especially since an inherent feature of democracy is to reflect the will of the masses. However, our president is determined by the electoral college, which is an outdated system that heavily favors one party and gives individuals more…

A new virtual world: school amid COVID-19

by Jewel Merriman | October 5, 2020 Tests—timed series of questions that demonstrate our understanding of a certain curriculum. Simple enough, right? Well, for a lot of us, test-taking may not be a proper measurement of our understanding, and it can be the root of academic stress or anxiety. This year, St. Francis established a…

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