Tag: COVID-19

Zoom university: Adjusting to college without a campus

  Mason students face major adjustments to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic BY OLIVIA VERMANE, STAFF WRITER Jeremy Hodge, an upperclassman studying history and screenwriting, came to Mason to start a new life.  A complicated relationship with his hometown…

Feeling nostalgic?

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER The leniency shown to students during the spring semester is all but gone as we dive back into schoolwork, either virtually or in person. “Safe Return to Campus” and “the virtual experience” are plastered on…

Virginia Colleges Respond to Spikes in COVID-19 Cases

Mason to continue hybrid classes, despite rise in COVID-19 cases on college campuses BY HANNAH CHO STAFF WRITER Similar to other Virginia colleges, Mason has implemented a COVID-19 dashboard, that is to be updated weekly. The dashboard displays the number…

Safe Return to Campus Plan is Initiated at Mason

President Gregory Washington initiates the Safe Return to Campus plan for all residential students and faculty on campus BY: SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Fairfax County, President Gregory Washington has taken several initiatives…

Here’s what you need to know about absentee voting

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many voters are opting to vote absentee rather than risk exposure by voting in person on Election Day. Absentee voting isn’t a new concept, but many voters will be doing it for…

“Tenet” can save the movies

BY LUKE HARRIS Movie theaters have awoken from their deep slumber. After six long months away, I finally got to experience a movie in a theater: Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” I’ve been looking forward to “Tenet” since it was announced in…

Today’s college students are the coronavirus generation

BY LAURA SWIHART Our parents grew up in a relatively stable world, taught by their parents that the path to success is finishing high school, getting a well-paying job that offers a lifelong career, getting married and having two kids….

Stop Calling COVID-19 Our New Normal

BY LUKE HARRIS America has thrown in the towel in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the CDC, the U.S. has almost 6 million cases and just over 180,000 deaths. Despite this, we see attempts to live in our…