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Students adjust to learning, living in the pandemic

Students adjust to learning, living in the pandemic

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

From adjusting as a senior to finding one’s place as a freshman, students faced many challenges during the Fall 2020 semester.  Students are required to adapt to learning during a pandemic. The Fall...

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Pandemic teaching: Stress vomiting, new technology and new appreciations

Shelby Clark and Hayden Olberding February 2, 2021

Professors and faculty share what they learned and experienced from the Fall 2020 semester, from stress vomiting to learning new technology. Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat had the unique challenge...

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

A sweet-toned phone call masks dreaded news. During this fall semester, freshman students are beginning the college experience with an added stress: quarantine.  Freshman suitemates Chase Hollenkamp,...

Volleyball prepares for season despite cancellation

Nathanial Barbee and Christian Rigg September 24, 2020

Everyone knew that the upcoming sports season would not be the same as it has been in years past.  Last semester, spring sports were canceled following the campus-wide shutdown, and conditions this...

Counseling Center offering telehealth, Zoom appointments

Counseling Center offering telehealth, Zoom appointments

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

Thomas Longwell, director of the Counseling Center, said he hasn’t met anyone who isn’t struggling right now. “COVID fatigue is real,” Longwell said. “It’s hard and it’s as hard on us...

IT reports first week ‘jitters’

IT reports first week ‘jitters’

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor August 27, 2020

AJ Porter went to campus 30 minutes early on Monday to get set up for his Zoom call, only to find out the class would not meet because of a Zoom outage. The freshman radio and television major said...

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