Monthly Archives: April 2020

Transportation Study Shows Increased Travel Despite Stay-At-Home Orders

A transportation expert at the University of Maryland tracked cell phone travel during COVID-19 and noticed an increase in inter-state travel after President Trump mentioned reopening some states. Lei Zhang, the Director of the Maryland Transportation Institute at UMD, noticed the anonymous collected data changed after April 14, when Trump made this announcement. “Since April 14, we saw the first…

Virginia Elementary School Students Create Newsletter to Fight Boredom

To help themselves and others fight quarantine boredom, two Virginia fifth graders created a student newsletter. Griffin Cogger and Ryan Farman, two Steuart Weller Elementary School students, created The Lansdowne Letter after getting tired of being bored. And they figured they weren’t the only ones, so they got their friends to help. “We assigned jobs to everyone and now everyone…