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Tanvi Rao

Tanvi Rao (’22) is a Staff Writer for The Lancer.

The case for a four-day work week

by Tanvi Rao (’22) | April 8, 2022 During the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of companies adopted a “four-day work week” that allowed their employees to have a more productive and flexible work experience. The success that came with this new system prompted organizations and lawmakers across the globe to push for the four-day week…

Are personality tests personal enough?

by Tanvi Rao (’22) | October 11, 2021 Personalities, while invisible, are a large part of our identity. Whether an individual identifies as an introvert or an extrovert, a thinker or a feeler, or even a Ravenclaw or Slytherin, the traits they carry are unique. This collection of traits paves the way for further exploration…

Assessing the benefits of the return to in-person school

by Tanvi Rao (’22)| May 10, 2021 As spring break began, the Lancer community received exciting news. With the recent change in CDC guidelines, Saint Francis would be able to welcome its students back on campus for all four days of the school week. Teachers and students alike were elated that they would soon be…

Lancers reflect on a year of quarantine

by Tanvi Rao (’22)| March 29, 2021 Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A schoolwide email goes out to the students of Saint Francis, announcing that the entire campus will be closed until March 30 in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. I recall reading the message while crouched over some chemistry homework, stressed about an upcoming…

Settling the debate: paper books or eBooks?

By Tanvi Rao (’22) | March 1, 2021 Nothing is better than a good book in your hands. The feel of the soft, velvet pages against your fingertips, the delicate paper smell that tickles your nose, the world it transports you to from the ordinariness of reality—all this wonder is encased in a bundle of…

The rise of Among Us

by Tanvi Rao (’22) | November 16, 2020 Among Us, the “modern-day mafia simulator,” has taken the world by storm. Originally released in 2018, this online multiplayer game seems to have become popular almost overnight. One of the many reasons for its sudden fame may be its engaging and interactive online environment, allowing those in…

Why is the U.S. the leading nation in COVID cases?

by Tanvi Rao | October 5, 2020 COVID-19 has raged through the United States since March, spreading like a wildfire and infecting an astounding 7,000,000 people and counting. Since there is no definitive timeline for when we can expect a cure, many states have implemented important policies to ensure the safety of the public. For…

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