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The struggles of making friends amid pandemic

Since COVID-19 regulations have limited the amount of on-campus activities, freshmen are facing a unique challenge when it comes to making friends in college.
October 2, 2020

A new semester presents new opportunities. This fall, however, those opportunities look a little different. With COVID-19 precautions in full effect, some freshmen find it difficult to make friends. Freshman...

Covered up: Students adjust to the “new norm” of mask-wearing

Face-to-face classes are scheduled to resume in the fall. As classes reopen, masks will be required in the classroom and most indoor locations.
June 30, 2020

In just a few months, masks have redefined the meaning of normalcy in people’s day-to-day lives.  Face coverings have become a source of new obstacles as well as new opportunities, and this “new...

Students express challenges of adapting to online classes

A student watches an online lecture while taking notes for his Sociology 101

class. To ensure the safety of students, the university has transitioned to online-
only classes for the remainder of the semester.
April 3, 2020

Throughout the past few weeks, students have experienced many changes to their daily routines due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the biggest changes to which students have been adjusting is the transition...

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it

Quarantine and the problems that may arise from it
April 3, 2020

Quarantine, isolation and social distancing have been more common lately with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a means of reducing the spread of the virus in hopes to even out the curve and not...

How social distancing can reduce the spread of the coronavirus

Customers at a Trader Joes in Cambridge, Massachusetts practice social distancing as they wait in line. Maintaining a six feet distance can help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
April 2, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus has become a prominent aspect of our daily lives, the term “social distancing” has emerged to help prevent the spread of the disease. Social distancing is the practice...

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