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The new COVID-19 policies: As effective as we allow them to be

The new COVID-19 policies: As effective as we allow them to be

Isabelle Hajek, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2020

On Aug. 14, the University of New Haven gave students their first taste of “Campus Life Reimagined” in an email from the COVID-19 task force. The email included an addendum to the student handbook of COVID-19 student directives. Students had been awaiting the rollout of these guidelines as other...

10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Semester!

10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Semester!

Kristen Marcus, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

We are going through a lot of changes on campus due to the pandemic, but now that we are back together on campus - socially distant - that does not mean that we still won’t have a great time. Here are 10 ways and/or things to do while you’re here to become an overall better student. Meet new people! Thi...

The Pros and Cons to COVID Campus Life

The Pros and Cons to COVID Campus Life

Kristen Marcus, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

Campus life as we know it is drastically different now. We’re wearing masks all day (with good reason) and have to walk through an actual maze to eat in the dining halls. In addition to that, students are put into groups to attend class, on alternating days; remembering which group you’re in on that...

A Refund for Coronavirus

A Refund for Coronavirus

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2020

Among the chaos and cancellations that came with COVID-19, a serious question came into consideration: should colleges refund their students? Students all over the country continually worry about their financial well-being, especially since the majority of them are being denied stimulus checks. The lack of compensation has been the topic of discussion: Should schools should refund at least a porti...

Theater Arts Courses Cut Short by COVID-19

Theater Arts Courses Cut Short by COVID-19

Ariana Lasher, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Although all classes and lectures have made the switch to Zoom virtual learning, not everyone is having an easy transition. Some majors, such as theater arts, have students struggling more to return to normalcy than others. This new way of learning is affecting multiple acting, dance, and other perfor...

Hate Using Zoom? Say Hello to Discord.

Hate Using Zoom? Say Hello to Discord.

Cameron Hailey, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve all become accustomed to Zoom, a conference calling app that seemingly came out of nowhere. Although it has become the standard for video conferences over the past month, the app begs the questions: Is it even the right app to use during this time? Are there better options? Zoom...

The Problem with Staying Informed

The Problem with Staying Informed

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

On March 9, the students of the University of New Haven were sent home. So I have been home for one month and four days. And boy, do I have a headache. It could be from the screens. After all, we are relying on them now more than ever: to communicate, for entertainment, to learn, to work, to...

How to Make it Through Quarantine

How to Make it Through Quarantine

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, public health authorities are crediting social distancing and self-quarantining with keeping infection rates lower than predicted. Most non-essential public places are closed, including schools, universities, and movie theaters. Staying home can be...

America’s Deadliest Day of the Pandemic Warrants Attention From States Without Proactive Measures

America’s Deadliest Day of the Pandemic Warrants Attention From States Without Proactive Measures

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

America experienced 1,700 deaths related to COVID-19 on a recent Tuesday, which made it the country’s deadliest day since the first confirmed cases in late January. Some 731 of the dead came from New York, which is also the state’s highest numbers in a 24-hour period, but any state could face similar...

A Safe Haven Revoked

A Safe Haven Revoked

Ethan Cardona, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

Oct. 30, 2001. President George Bush throws out the first pitch of the World Series at Yankee Stadium, one month after the September 11 attacks. May 2, 2011. U.S.A. chants arise from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park as news breaks on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Nov. 22, 2016. I woke up at 1...

Disparity in Remote Teaching Styles

Disparity in Remote Teaching Styles

Lindsay Guild, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2020

A common trend I have observed over these first few weeks of online classes is the increase in the amount of assignments students receive. Obviously, not all courses can be taught the same way online as in person, but is it fair to give students multiple assignments for one chapter they told to read...

Let’s Get Political, Political

Let’s Get Political, Political

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

We can poke fun at Boomers all we want, but they are beating us where it counts: at the polls. Gone are the days of changing the channel when politics come up or excusing yourself from the dinner table when things got political. As college students, brand new to adulthood, it's time for us to pay...

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine carefully crafting the optimum schedule with intriguing courses, paired with those annoying courses that you need to cross your t’s and dot your i’s on your degree, and just enough free time for extracurriculars on campus, a decent amount of sleep, and breathing room to be a young adult,...

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2020

2020 has been a weird year to be an Asian-American. On one hand, we see Asian-made movies like “Parasite” and “The Farewell” winning awards, and musical acts such as BIGBANG, BTS, and BLACKPINK finding international success. This makes me proud to be an Asian in America. However, 2020 also...

Tell a Story, Follow your Passions

Tell a Story, Follow your Passions

Blake Cairrao, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

We go through our lives gaining a variety of experiences that help us write our stories. We want to tell these stories. Each day we live gives us a new opportunity to add to our stories. If you find yourself wishing you had more experiences to share, take the opportunities to experience more. Add on...

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