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The Weekly Digest #1

Updated: Oct 17, 2020


Weekly Digest

JULY-12th 2020

Cover Story:

Read our report on the strain on students in 2020, the numbers will shock you!

by Agastya Rao on July 7th

As the Coronavirus threatens to destroy us all, the amount of workload on children increases day by day. Students study on the screen for more than 8 hours a day. The pandemic has proved stressful for all of us, and look at the plight children are in! Here at the Paperless Press we have taken it upon ourselves to spread the world about this problem and help children. There is a lot of conversation about the physical and mental health of adults during the current crisis, but somewhere in this narrative, children’s struggles have been forgotten. Adults sometimes forget that children face stress too.

Students all around India have been complaining about additional strain on their eyes, their necks hurting, daily headaches, a feeling of being overburdened, sometim es a feeling of nothing being in their control. Some schools, like ours, have taken the proper steps to ensure that students’ screen time is not very long. Even a 15min break after every class is good, and gives a breather to both teachers and students. Some other: To not have all the work done on laptops, have sports classes, to have a weekly music or movie session with the class, and find a way to get Library/Reading time into the timetable. For more information on how to rest your eyes look at Abhimanyu’s article on Page 3. For information on how to stay happy and relax look at the article section on our website.



The Future Of Gaming:

by Mihir Rao on July 7th

Gaming once, was just a pastime. Just another thing that the world used to do..

Now, suddenly with this pandemic, it’s one of the only ways one can receive entertainment!

It does not need to be playing PS4 and PC gaming, it could even be just waiting and playing candy crush! Right now is the best time to catch on to the wave of gaming that’s passing by, it will be worth it! If you have a PS4 or an XBOX or even a PC lying around, and collecting dust, don’t fret! Even if your children play on a console and you want to play with them but you don’t know what to do, not to worry! Gaming is the modern outdoor sport, and just like how everyone used to make friends out of a game of basketball, you can do that in the comfort of your own home!. If you are a PC gaming fan, you should check out the numerous STEAM sales that keep coming around, and if you aren’t up to spending money, the creators of many popular games, EPIC GAMES, are giving games out for FREE every week! If you are a PS4 or XBOX player, I have the thing for you! PS Plus and Xbox Live (The online subscriptions for PS4 and XBOX) are giving out a free game to all subscribers EVERY MONTH, yes, EVERY MONTH! So catch up with the newest games, play your heart out!



Stay Safe, Stay Busy!!

by Abhimanyu Rao on July 8th

The lockdown has been difficult for all of us, and many of us have got the urge to just run freely. We have got the urge to get together in big groups, with friends you haven’t met for three months! We all feel this, we are all humans, who yearn for this, but the best way to go about this is to distract yourself. Take up a hobby, learn to cook a meal, try out gaming, as written in Mihir’s article. Play board games with your family, or just talk. The amount of knowledge that can be exchanged through a conversation is the closest to infinity as you will get. Many of us have online school, and as Agastya said the strain on our eyes is UNIMAGINABLE. For this, you can try palming: placing your eyes on your palms so that no light enters, for 15 to 20 seconds. Alternatively, you can use the 20-20-20 rule: Look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.


This week’s top shows and movies


The Blacklist (PG 16)

Sherlock(PG 16)


-White Collar- Pg 16

-Masterchef Australia (Season 12 On now)

This week’s Top Premiere- Alex Rider(Tv adaptation of the best selling series by Anthony Horowitz) (Streaming on Sony Liv from July 10th)

From The Literary World:

This Week’s Top 4 Books:

1.Long Way Down-Jason Reynolds (PG 13)

2.The Name Of This Book Is Secret-Pseudonymous Bosch

3. Ali Cross- James Patterson

4.And Then There Were None-Agatha Christie

LAUGH IT UP: Some Lame Jokes😂🤣

A bird in the hand..

is likely to poop your wrist

Customer:“Waiter Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup.”

Waiter:“Sorry Ma’am, I didn’t know you were a vegetarian”

Which driver never passed the driving test.

The Screwdriver

A Note To Our Readers:

We thank our readers for helping us in our endeavours. Our mission is to spread awareness of what is going on around the world from a child’s perspective. Our aim is to bring happiness and hope to people when they have none, the lockdown has broken us, torn us apart and has exacted a mental and physical toll on us. We hope that you stay safe and sound in these uncertain times. We welcome as much feedback as you can give to help improve our articles. Please spread the word.

-Team Paperless Press

We hope this issue lightened up your day!


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