Tag: COVID-19

DATING DURING A PANDEMIC

How to social distance while you date BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER It might not sound terribly exciting, but it is possible to date and maintain a relationship while following social-distancing guidelines. Here are some fun and safe date ideas…

MASON’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS REMAIN LOW

President Washington announces plans to increase testing and start in-house surveillance testing analysis in spring semester BY HAILEY BULLIS SENIOR STAFF WRITER With only days left in the fall semester, Mason has continued to have one of the lowest COVID-19…

STUDENT PLANS FOR NEXT SEMESTER

Students discuss their plans for spring semester as COVID-19 cases rise across the U.S. BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER As the fall semester comes to a close, students are debating whether to attend in-person classes or operate remotely next semester…

MASON ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF SPRING BREAK

Students share opposing opinions on canceling spring break BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR In an email to the Mason community on Oct. 19, Provost Mark Ginsberg announced an updated plan for the spring semester, highlighting the elimination of spring break….

IN FAVOR OF A COMPASSIONATE CLASSROOM

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER “This is new to all of us, so have patience as we navigate this semester together.” Every student has heard this line or something like it this year, as education continues to be reformed in…

IT’S TIME FOR A SHIFT IN PHILOSOPHY

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER In March, Mason students went home for a normal spring break, but since then, nothing has been normal. We accepted lockdown and dealt with the chaos because we had to, under the pretense that it…

WHAT TRUMP’S COVID-19 CARE REVEALS ABOUT PRIVILEGE IN HEALTHCARE

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Donald Trump spent months downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. He held large rallies, mocked face masks and scoffed at social distancing guidelines. He rested comfortably in his privilege while over seven million Americans grappled with…