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Navigating the new normal with friends

Students blasted music from a single speaker as they played game after game of Cornhole at Labor Day at the Lake Monday afternoon. Students enjoyed a variety of other games such as beach volleyball and soccer.

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

One of the things I missed most about campus was being around my friends.  Even though we’re back on campus, we should still practice social distancing whenever possible.  Some fun things you can do with your friends, while maintaining a distance of at least six feet, can be something like...

Counseling Center Director: ‘It’s okay to be anxious’ in this time

Dean of Students Brian Rush and counselor Thomas Longwell sign the poster which states that they will stand against racism or discrimination of any kind during the Stand Against Racism rally put on by the YWCA on Thursday.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

The Counseling Center is the place to go when you’re anxious, depressed, or just stressed, but with the campus shutdown and the counselors distant, stress is running high for many students. Thomas Longwell, director of the Counseling Center, said it’s OK to feel stressed about this pandemic. “Reg...

Students face mental struggles while social distancing

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.

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham

March 28, 2020

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. “Because of all this, I feel very distant from everything,” senior art major ...

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