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Please take care of yourself

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.
September 10, 2020

2020 has been a weird, stressful year to say the very least.  In March we went on spring break not realizing the only time we would be back on campus was to move out. Now, we’re back and balancing...

WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity
May 8, 2020

A dark room suddenly lit up by laser lights and an overhead panel showing an athlete’s name. The crowd’s roar and holding of homemade signs while wrestlers throw each other around and out of the ring...

USI reports second COVID-19 case

USI reports second COVID-19 case
May 7, 2020

The university was informed that an employee was tested positive for COVID-19 making this the second case at USI. The test was performed on April 28, and the employee was only authorized to be on the...

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic
April 21, 2020

It’s easy to get carried away with frivolous spending when you’re bored, sitting around most of the day. Online shopping only makes the problem worse as you can spend hundreds of dollars at the...

Students try to stay focused despite distractions at home

Graduate Cailan Walters paints a flamingo in her room April 4. Walters said she is spending her newly found free time doing new hobbies.
April 8, 2020

Students were forced from their campus housing in mid-March, a move that sent them back to their parent’s house or other residence. This can be problematic but they’re making the most of it. “I...

Pass/fail option a policy that works for everyone involved

An empty classroom
April 3, 2020

Classes around the world are now fully transitioned to online-learning over COVID-19 concerns in order to keep staff, students and the community safe and healthy. Because of this, the University has decided...

Universities are conducting appropriate responses to COVID-19

All entrances and exits besides University Boulevard are blocked off. Authorized personnel must present their university IDs before entering campus.
April 2, 2020

This semester has turned out to be a great hassle for USI’s students and faculty. Many people have been put out and businesses have closed for the time being with COVID-19 spreading throughout the world. The...

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things
March 25, 2020

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in some way. From state lock downs, toilet paper feuds and many people getting sick, this outspread has impacted everyone in the country....

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