Advertisement

The Lion's Roar

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

They experience many students have had with online learning this semester will influence their decision to take online classes in the future. I think that the experience of most students will ultimately drive them away from online classes. The future of online learning will be impacted by the mid-semester...

Online class is not my cup of tea

Online class is not my cup of tea

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

Ever since all face-to-face classes have been cancelled and school has become 100% virtual, everything has changed for me. I used to set my alarm for 7 a.m. to make sure I got to school on time, but now that classes are online, I tend to sleep till noon and start my day there. My sleep schedule is c...

University reduces costs for online summer semester

The university has made changes to the summer semester to adapt to the circumstances of COVID-19. With online summer classes being provided at a reduced cost, the university encourages students to take advantage of these resources.

Symiah Dorsey and Carter McComack

April 28, 2020

The university has launched a ‘Summer Online’ initiative with a reduced cost in response to the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. This initiative will move all components of the following semester to online instruction. The regular eight-week summer semester and the first four-week term will onl...

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.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

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 from traditional face-to-face lectures to online-only classes. Students are now completing...

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Music courses have had major changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All music majors are required to give a performance
every semester for their final grade, but due to the cancellation of school, all spring performances have been cancelled.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel Cassin, lecturer of cello, discussed the changes he has made to his music courses. “I...

Online classes are not the same for all students

Online classes are not the same for all students

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

We are currently in the midst of a statewide shutdown of schools, restaurants, gyms, churches and any other location that requires the congregation of large numbers of people. This is also happening across the country and even the globe. Elementary, middle and high schools have closed, along with...

Updates on operational changes, March 17

Updates on operational changes, March 17

Staff Reports

March 17, 2020

The university has announced that more precautions will be made to further minimize the on-campus population. Updates for March 17 are as follows: Online classes will extend through the end of the semester. It is very likely that Spring Commencement as currently scheduled will be cancelled. ...

Q&A with Dean of Students

Dr. Gabe Willis
Dean of Students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

How will the university accommodate students who don’t have internet connection? “At the moment, we do recognize that every student won’t have a laptop or access to Wi-Fi. On campus, there will be labs open. I know Fayard will remain open, the library will remain open. There’s conversations a...

University gives updates on operational changes

University gives updates on operational changes

March 13, 2020

The university has given updates regarding the operational changes after the announcement of transitioning from face-to-face classes to remote learning. Updates for Friday, March 13 are as follows: Activities directly related to academic courses will be determined by faculty in conjunction with ac...

Face-to-face classes transitioning online beginning March 18

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, face-to-face classes will be delivered remotely. Face-to-face classes will not meet from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17.

Staff Reports

March 12, 2020

President John L. Crain sent an email to students, faculty and staff explaining that face-to-face classes will not meet from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, classes will be delivered remotely, which includes online formats. Campus operations will continue, and s...

Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

Rather than taking traditional lecture classes, some students choose to take an online classes. Online classes offer many students a chance to do course work on their own time.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier...

Online classes should give more options to students

Online classes should give more options to students

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

A growing option for students needing to fit more classes into their schedule is online classes. Although some have been quick to ascribe a stigma to online classes, the numerous benefits to online classes clearly outweigh the downsides. To me, any cost-effective program that increases the amount of o...

Advertisement