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Students mental health impacted by pandemic


Sofia Rositani – Arts & Entertainment Editor Since COVID-19 struck last spring semester, students have been slowly adapting to online courses, but according to the Director of Counseling Services Nick Pinkerton, there has been a significant increase in the amount of stress and anxiety this semester. “As things continue to move forward, particularly when things reach some semblance of normal

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Let’s get ‘Civical’


Anthony Martorano – Contributor Hello Owls! Here’s a weekly roundup of what’s happened in Connecticut last week and what to look forward to on campus in the coming weeks:  Fairfield and Norwalk are now added to the list of COVID red alert towns, together with Waterbury and Prospect they have been allowed to scale back phase 3 re-openings. The full list of red alert towns includes Danbury, Hartford, East Hartford, Windham, Salem, Montville, Waterford, New London, Groton, Norwich, Lisbon, Sprague, Griswold, Canterbury, and Plainfield. If you

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Final beam raised and set in place


Jessica Guerrucci – Editor-in-Chief The last beam for the steel structure of the future Health and Human Services building was placed with a tree on topa nod to “sturdy and lasting craftmanship” and a symbol of good luck. “The topping of a steel and concrete building with a tree is a contractors tradition begun years ago by Scandinavians who believed

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COVID-19 cases rising


Donovan Wilson – Reporter COVID-19 cases are beginning to rise in Connecticut, with positivity rates above two percent. Last week, the university reported a .52 percent positivity rate. In recent weeks, Connecticut has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases. This has also been an ongoing phenomenon around the country, with numbers as high as they were in March. This has

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Expectations change in online classes


Abby Epstein – News Editor A new environment requires new expectations. Professors had to rethink, and students had to learn, the etiquette of online classes. “I don’t think the expectations I’m beginning with have changed, but my reaction when students are running into trouble have changed and I’m more willing to allow students to turn something in late,” said INQ

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