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Governor extends stay-at-home order

Governor extends stay-at-home order
April 27, 2020

In efforts to maintain progress in fighting COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended the stay-at-home order until May 15. Under the extended order, businesses that were previously ordered to stay...

Give yourself an honest break during staycation

Give yourself an honest break during staycation
April 15, 2020

The words “spring break” can be the medication to any student’s exhausted, college-torn soul. Spring semester has a knack for blurring into a distressing sequence of papers, quizzes and exams. It...

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016

Conditions of COVID-19 vs the Flood of 2016
April 10, 2020

In August of 2016, southern Louisiana was hit with an unprecedented amount of rainfall that led to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the state’s history. Thousands of Louisiana residents...

University taking advantage of empty campus with spring cleaning

University taking advantage of empty campus with spring cleaning
April 10, 2020

With the university closed and the majority of students moved out, spring cleaning has come early for the university’s janitorial staff. On March 18, the university switched to 100% online classes....

Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response

Governor Edwards gives update on COVID-19 Response
April 8, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards gave an update on Louisiana’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference at 2:30 pm, amidst speculations that the nationwide rate of growth for COVID-19 cases...

Taylor Hall resident contracts COVID-19

Taylor Hall resident contracts COVID-19
April 8, 2020

On March 31, the university confirmed that a student who previously resided on campus tested positive for COVID-19. According to the university, the student resided in Taylor Hall during the 2019-2020...

Restaurant restrictions: a small price to pay for safety

Restaurant restrictions: a small price to pay for safety
April 5, 2020

Recently, I’ve noticed that many people are upset about some of the restrictions that have been imposed by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest restrictions is that restaurants...

Coronavirus: Myths vs. Facts

Home remedies that include ingredients such as garlic are rumored to treat COVID-19. While home remedies might alleviate symptoms of the coronavirus, there is no definite cure as of March 2020.
April 3, 2020

False information for the COVID-19 virus has been circulating social media platforms since the beginning of the pandemic. Heat, essential oils, garlic, chlorine dioxide and other fake vaccines have...

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...

Flu vs. COVID-19: What are the differences?

Flu vs. COVID-19: What are the differences?
April 1, 2020

As the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 continues to develop, media outlets are sharing information on the ever-changing and unpredictable pandemic. Recently, comparisons between influenza and...

North Oaks Hospital preparing for COVID-19

Along with a shortage in personal protective equipment, North Oaks is also experiencing a critically low blood supply. According to Melanie Zaffuto, North Oaks’ public relations coordinator, the hospital has tested hundreds of patients for the coronavirus using an outside reference lab.
March 31, 2020

North Oaks Health System, a community hospital organization, has made several efforts to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for a potential onslaught of new patients. As COVID-19...

Education in isolation: School teachers are still spreading knowledge during global pandemic

While students complete coursework through online classes, buses and schools alike sit unused at Dutchtown High School.
March 31, 2020

On March 13, parents, teachers and students were notified of a state-wide closure of all Louisiana public schools until April 13. Since then, teachers have moved to online classroom settings and...

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