Tag Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 impacts students mental health


Amanda Cavoto – Arts & Entertainment Editor The COVID-19 pandemic has already and will continue to disrupt the lives of students across the university. As they adapt to a virtual lifestyle, their mental health may not adapt so easily.   Nursing major Sierra Agard, a senior, said when the university originally announced going online until April 5, it was something she could handle.   “As soon as they announced [going online for

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Anderson Cooper to be postponed due to COVID-19


Amanda Cavoto – Arts & Entertainment Editor The COVID-19 virus is on top of all the headlines and the reason journalist Anderson Cooper’s sold out appearance at the Lyman Center has been put on hold. Associate professor of political science Jonathan Wharton said he was supposed to moderate a conversation with Anderson Cooper at the event, but was told by Director

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Digital divide apparent in COVID-19 outbreak


Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor  As the coronavirus outbreak in the United States has pushed universities to an all online learning platform, students who have limited or no access to technology or Internet have been forced to face what is known as the “digital divide.”   “I don’t have Wi-Fi at home,” said sociology major Tahmia Simms, a junior, in a phone interview, “so, I’m

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Seventeen CSCUs closed until the end of the semester


Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief At about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, an announcement from Connecticut State Colleges and University President Mark Ojakian was posted on the university’s Facebook page. “In consultation with [the Board of Regents],” said Ojakian in the post, “I have made the difficult but necessary decision to continue our move to all-online education for the remainder

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Southern athletics shut down as COVID-19 threat increases


Hunter O. Lyle – Sports Editor Sam Tapper – Sports Writer In response to the rapidly developing pandemic of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, Southern has chosen to immediately shut down and move all classes online, a decision that has also stopped any and all athletics in their tracks. “This is serious stuff,” said Southern Athletic Director Jay Moran. “This is

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Panic buying and preparing for a pandemic


Izzy Manzo – Photo Editor As COVID-19 leads to campus closures, capping public gatherings at 250 people, and the very real question as to whether or not the United States could experience a mass lockdown. In response, people across the country have taken to “panic buying” to ensure that they would have enough supplies to last the pandemic. On one hand,

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Members of the administration respond to the university shutdown


Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief Jacob Waring – News Editor On Wednesday, March 11 Southern’s campus was void of students on the academic East Campus, save for few art students picking up and cleaning up their work. In a university-wide email Tuesday evening, the community was informed that classes for the remainder of the week would be canceled and following spring

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