Andrew Tran Perspectives Editor I am just waiting for this story to show up on Netflix as the next new, viral romantic movie after this outbreak. This is the literal love story sweeping the internet by storm; Jeremy Cohen decided to ask his neighbor across the street to a date, except he did by writing … Continue reading Dating During A Global Pandemic: It’s Still Possible!
Joey Spahn Sports Editor In these dire times good news is hard to come by, fortunately enough for the Benedictine community there is good news amongst us all. Recently, the Provost Search Committee, after months of consideration, have found their faith in Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., Ph.D. He will be taking the place of interim … Continue reading Benedictine Announces New Provost
Amber Syed Scene Article Many people are currently jobless because of the COVID-19 epidemic. President Trump is calling for a 2 trillion-dollar relief package as a response to the economic issues created by the virus. According to CNBC, this package includes giving payments of up to $1,200 to individuals and $2,400 to married couples. Families … Continue reading Emergency Funding for the Coronavirus
Amber Syed Scene Editor The Covid-19 virus, or coronavirus, pandemic is affecting everyone around Illinois. The residents at Palatine have taken advantage of the free time they have, because almost everything is closed. They formed a volunteer group, Helping Neighbors Around Palatine (HNAP). According to Patch, these volunteers help assist people in their area with … Continue reading Palatine Helping People During These Hard Times
Syeda Saberi News Editor Benedictine University has moved over to a virtual campus from March 16th, 2020 until May 31st, 2020. While the campus will be open to essential faculty and staff, any non-essential staff have been encouraged to work from home until the end of the term. Should any student need access to any … Continue reading Virtual Learning and the New Pass/Fail Option
Kaitlyn Estopare Staff Writer While under quarantine, Students are finding themselves stressed, bored and maybe even school sick. Looking for ways to keep themselves busy during this pandemic, many have turned to playing video games, binge-watching movies or television shows, painting, drawing or even cleaning out their closets. Chief Engagement Officer, Mark McHorney is working … Continue reading Virtual Campus Events For the BenU Community
Andrew Tran Perspectives Editor As everyone navigates through the coronavirus outbreak and being quarantined at home, there have been some people stepping up to do some good for the community. For one couple, they have created blueprints for 3-D printing plastic surgical masks to constantly supply the medical workers on the frontlines treating those infected … Continue reading Positive Highlights: A Couple Design a Blueprint to Make 3-D Printed Surgical Masks for Healthcare Workers
Syeda Saberi News Editor While we are under quarantine, many people are claiming that this virus is allowing nature to reset its button and giving animals a chance at living their best life. Twitter user @cosodelirante tweeted of boars roaming the town and air pollution rates dropping with the deserted streets. “Nature is reclaiming its … Continue reading What Are Animals Up to During COVID-19?