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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

If there's a Will, there's a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

A lack of motivation and positivity is normal and natural during this strange, difficult time.  It’s important for us to identify how we feel so we can move forward and make this time beneficial. it’s also crucial to not be hard on ourselves. A lot of people- including college students- are...

Students, faculty push on despite online learning difficulties

The university moved all classes online in response to COVID-19

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 1, 2020

Jody Henke was looking forward to no more online classes.  Henke, a junior art major, doesn’t have internet access at her home in Washington, Indiana. She was able to access the internet after she moved back home thanks to a mobile hotspot provided by her photography job at Christian Camp Illia...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Everyone needs to unite

If there's a Will, there's a way: Everyone needs to unite

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is in full swing and causing panic for everyone. Colleges and work are closing down for millions of people across the globe.  Students now have to address having classes online instead of on-campus with their peers and support systems. Many people are starting to hoard supplies, making...

University extends spring break, moves classes online

University extends spring break, moves classes online

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Spring break is extended for one week and all-in person courses will be moved to "online or alternative delivery" by March 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus the university announced today. Campus will remain open during the extended break and all employees are to report to work as usual. Courses...

Online classes equally beneficial

Online classes equally beneficial

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2018

According to a study done by the University of the Potomac, almost 70 percent of students think online classes are as good or even better than traditional classrooms, while 77 percent of educators think of traditional and online classrooms as being equally good. USI has 11 degree programs acces...

Rethink online learning

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

As the university focuses on online learning, no one making those decisions seems to be asking if it’s good for students. Sure, technology is advancing. It’s normal for a student to have a laptop or at least access to a computer, and a phone where he or she can access the Internet pretty much anywhe...

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