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SGA discusses COVID-19 vaccines on campus


Caitlin O’Halloran – Reporter The Student Government Association (SGA) held their annual Friday meetings with one of the main topics being the COVID-19 vaccine being distributed on campus.   SGA had a guest speaker at this meeting, Residence Life Covid Coordinator Erin Duff.    “We want as many students as possible to vaccinated so that we can go towards a somewhat normal –

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U-Passes no longer free, students must pay $40


Madeline Scharf – Reporter In an agenda released by the Board of Regents on March 25, it was announced the U-Pass fee would increase to $40 for all participating CSCU colleges and universities.   Previously, students did not have to purchase the pass unless they lost it, to which they would pay a $10 fee for replacement. Art Education major Sara Lareau, freshman, said, “I haven’t

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Campus athletics welcomes back fans to stands


Sam Tapper – Editor-in-Chief After a year-long hiatus due to all that transpired with the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are finally allowed to cheer on the Owls in person once again, as of April 10.  According to a press release on the Athletic Department’s website, spectators will be allowed at all home games at The Ballpark, Pelz Field and Jess Dow Field for baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse.   “We’re very excited to

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Race and social justice classes now easier to find


Madeline S. Scharf – Reporter  Starting in the Fall 2021 semester, students will have a comprehensive place to find courses with a focus on race and diversity.     Meredith Sinclair is the chair for the Undergraduate Curriculum Form (UCF). She is a part of this initiative to develop classes with a theme around the topic of race and interdisciplinary justice and to

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COVID-19 hiring freeze


Caitlin O’Halloran – Reporter There has been a hiring freeze throughout the campus. This has stopped the hiring of new employees to the university. “By definition, a hiring freeze, which we have operating now, is more or less the effects of completely random, because whenever someone leaves to retire or taking a new job or gets promoted, then they create

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