Saturday, February 24, 2024

ICYMI: Racism in detention, W&M Covid-19 tests, virtual learning problems and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

Racism in detention

Kids are going to be spending a lot of time staring at screens this school year, but just because they are learning remotely doesn’t mean the typical childhood adversities, like bullying, stop. READ MORE

Equal education for all: How local schools are putting racism in detention

Not approved

The university decided to test all its students for the coronavirus before arriving on campus for the fall semester but it appears it used a provider whose coronavirus tests were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. READ MORE

FDA: W&M COVID-19 testing provider has no emergency use authorization

Mask up

After spike of coronavirus cases in Hampton Roads and the Peninsula, health care systems on Monday announced a new campaign to help slow the spread of the virus. READ MORE

#MaskUp757: Sentara, Riverside and other hospitals raise awareness after spike in Hampton Roads, Peninsula

For research use only?

There’s just one thing: Tests given to the students were labeled “For Research Use Only Not For Use in Diagnostic Procedures.” READ MORE

A label on vials containing COVID-19 tests sent to W&M students says ‘for research use only…’ What gives?

Virtual learning problems

As local school divisions embrace online learning, there also comes concerns about online safety and the physical effects of staring at a computer screen for too long. READ MORE

Virtual learning problems: Here’s how local school divisions plan to handle them

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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