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2021 Student Government Association Executives and General Assembly. SGA opened online voting Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SGA continues election with low competition

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 15, 2021

Students began voting in the Student Government Association election Monday.  The election will determine the SGA executive board and legislative branch for the 2021-2022 academic year. The legislative...

Nursing students Eleanor Conley and Maddison Fields prepare their vaccination stations Apr. 7. Conley said it was an honor to administer COVID vaccines to her fellow students.

Nursing students administer 1,420 first dose vaccines

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 13, 2021

1,420 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the university vaccination clinic.  Nursing students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions administered the free Pfizer...

James Beeby, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, walks in red high-heels with other male students as part of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 11, 2017. This year, the annual event will be replaced with a silent demonstration in front of the David L. Rice Library.

Students to stand for survivors of sexual assault

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 12, 2021

Students for Gender Violence Awareness is hosting their first silent demonstration Wednesday outside the David L. Rice Library.  Participants will hold signs outside on the stairs starting at 1 p.m....

Makayla Schirmer, senior health services major, finishes up a paper for her class.

Students enjoy springtime on campus

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor April 9, 2021

Greek life students work on murals for the Chalk Mural Contest by the Fuquay Welcome Center. Teams receive points from the contest that go toward their fraternity or sorority for Greek Week.

Greek life students draw murals for Greek Week

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

Students drew murals representing their fraternity or sorority to compete in a mural competition for Greek Week 2021.  The Chalk Mural Contest on Wednesday was the fourth event in Greek Week. Teams...

Julie St. Clair, professor of nursing, briefs student nurses in the upper level of the Screaming Eagles Arena before the first vaccinations take place on campus.

Students get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 7, 2021

  A student is going to hug her grandparents for the first time in over a year.  Riley Hays, a sophomore public relations and advertising major, received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine...

Bryce Krizan sets the university all time stolen bases record Saturday. Krizan batted over .700 in the weekend series against the University of Missouri in addition to stealing bases.

Baseball player steals the stolen base record

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 6, 2021

He spots the pitcher lifting his foot and takes off running for second base. He slides into the bag. The adrenaline rush of stealing another base is pumping through him.  Bryce Krizan, a graduate student...

The University's COVID-19 task-force is preparing to open a vaccination clinic in the Screaming Eagles Arena Wednesday. All students are able to register for their first dose now.

COVID-19 task force prepares vaccine clinic 

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 5, 2021

  Registered students will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday at the university’s vaccine clinic.   Nursing students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health...

Students film

Theater students film the theater’s first movie

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 1, 2021

Students film the theater program's first on-location production.  “The Laramie Project” is set to premiere on April 15 and will be available until April 22. Students, faculty and staff can purchase...

Ryan Shields, a freshman civil engineering major.

Something Lost, Something Gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID part 3

Josh Meredith and Shelby Clark March 31, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, over 551,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to students on April 5.

Students can register for vaccination on campus

Hayden Olberding and Shelby Clark March 29, 2021

Students, faculty and staff will be able to register for COVID-19 vaccination on campus.  University officials announced today that students who register for the free vaccination on campus will be...

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