BenU Campus Expands Testing

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Photo Credit: Benedictine University Website Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer To “Protect Our Flock”, the Benedictine University expanded mandatory COVID testing, according to an email from the BenU COVID Response Team on Sunday. “Testing will include all Benedictine residents and student-athletes (commuters included) as well as select faculty and staff,” said the COVID-19 Response Team. … Continue reading BenU Campus Expands Testing

Reflection on Modern Anti-Racism

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Photo Credit: Pixabay Anna Fisher - News Editor The Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Monday. The keynote speaker was community organizer LaTosha Brown whose talk focused on three evils Dr. King fought: racism, poverty, and militarism. “I appreciate Ms. Brown's honesty, in saying that we … Continue reading Reflection on Modern Anti-Racism

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Stress in Students Worsen During Pandemic

Photo Credit: Yellow Picture Studio/Getty Images Sara Molina - Staff Writer The mental health of college students has continuously been a concern.  With the introductions of COVID-19 pandemic, stress in U.S. students has increased profoundly. A survey study created and conducted in Texas A&M University researched how the pandemic has affected student’s well-being.  Among the … Continue reading Stress in Students Worsen During Pandemic

Supply Shortages at COVID Testing Sites

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Photo Credit: Jakayla Toney, Uplash Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer “I just wonder how much longer they can continue to do it.” Dr. Kathleen Beavis, a professor of pathology and the medical director for quality at the University of Chicago’s laboratories is overwhelmed by the number of individuals at COVID testing centers during this surge … Continue reading Supply Shortages at COVID Testing Sites

Unwillingness to Concede, but Still Proceed

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Photo Credit: CNN Politics Kathy Karagiannis - Staff Writer While President Donald Trump’s final days are numbered in the White House, the construction process for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration is soon underway. Despite Trump’s unwillingness to concede, the transition remains in progress. “The 46th President of the United States will be sworn in on Wednesday, Jan. … Continue reading Unwillingness to Concede, but Still Proceed

Why is Tuition the Same When Classes are Online?

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Anna Fisher – Staff Writer This semester is marked by change: virtual classes, distanced athletics, frequent reminders to wear masks. However, tuition, housing, and course fees have not changed. Students may wonder why these charges are the same as last fall when the traditional college experience has been altered. “I don’t think it’s fair, because … Continue reading Why is Tuition the Same When Classes are Online?

The Other Side of the Coin: BU Professors Discuss Their Struggles with Online Learning

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Photo Credit: almanacnews.com Syeda Saberi - News Editor The switch from in person learning to online learning has taken a toll on students and faculty alike. While several students have voiced their concerns with tuition charges and altered learning experiences, faculty have also had their share of hurdles. Students have been frustrated with the workload … Continue reading The Other Side of the Coin: BU Professors Discuss Their Struggles with Online Learning

Hurricanes Add More Damage to Central America

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Photo Credit: Delmar Martinez Sara Molina - Staff Writer Two weeks after Hurricane Eta, category 5 Hurricane Iota landed in Central America Nov. 16 causing more damage to those already affected. Over 40 deaths have been confirmed in Nicaragua, where Hurricane Iota made landfall, with more than 400,000 people effected by the storm and in … Continue reading Hurricanes Add More Damage to Central America