Tag: pandemic

Sowing Seeds of Happiness

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER Social distancing has created a vacuum. You can either choose to fill it with boredom, negativity and angst, or if you’re able, you can make something out of it. A flood of TikToks, “Tiger King”…

Time in a Time of Corona

BY: JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER Without looking at a clock, how close can you get to guessing what time it is? The answer will vary from student to student, but many of you reading this during quarantine will probably be…

Finding Unity and Comfort Through Music

BY: ZOEHRIYA “NUHA” ANWAR STAFF WRITER Many college students and faculty at Mason will have to face numerous difficulties because of this pandemic. These difficulties can be debilitating to our mental health and cause significant emotional distress. Music is an…

No Escape: Quarantined with an Abuser

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, another pandemic — one that can also prove deadly — rages unchecked in quarantine: domestic violence.  Even before coronavirus, the rates of intimate partner violence against women…

Immunosuppression: Insulin and Isolation

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, STAFF WRITER I am a Type I diabetic. I have been since I was a year old — I know nothing else. For that reason, it has never really been a defining part of my life: it…

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

How to Defeat the Coronavirus

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: The following is not a transcription of a real press conference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued new guidelines to diminish the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC spokesman Benjamin…

Why Overbuying is a Bad Idea

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has taken the world by storm. Due to the panic, some people have begun overbuying products, leaving grocery stores’ shelves quite bare.  Overbuying and hoarding products during a crisis…