A COVID-19 case at the College was confirmed by president Kathryn Foster in a campus-wide email on Thursday, March 19. According to Head Media Relations Officer Luke Sacks, this is the first known case in the campus community.
During this period of self quarantine, it has become increasingly difficult to just run to the store and pick up ingredients for meals. Many believe that frozen food or a bowl of cereal are the their only options, but there are actually some really creative and delicious meals that can be made from ingredients that are already in your kitchen cabinet. It may feel like there is not much to celebrate right now, but cooking is a great way to keep you both occupied and satisfied.
Coronavirus seems to have dominated the country in a matter of days, and students nationwide have been forced to put both their academic and social lives on hold. It is easy to have a negative outlook on this three-week hiatus, but that will not help the time pass any quicker. I have had a difficult time adjusting to this sudden change myself, however, there is a long list of activities for college students to try that will keep you occupied during the long days ahead.
A student at the College has created a petition for all professors to implement a “pass/fail” system, opposed to a standard grading scale, on spring 2020 semester courses. In a matter of hours, the petition has amassed over 1,000 signatures.
I was checked into the ER at Capital Health Hopewell with diabetic complications on the night of Tuesday, March 10. As ER staff scrambled and patients poured in with masks and flu like symptoms, I was entering a state known as diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a life threatening condition that consists of one’s blood producing high levels of acid, which can destroy blood vessels and internal organs.
With daily reminders and updates concerning the Coronavirus, it’s hard to get away from the mass hysteria that is spreading around the world. News of travel bans, quarantines and stores running out of food and toiletries can take a toll on your mental health.
We’ve all been in this situation: it’s only Monday and you already have 55 pages to read for class tomorrow, two essays due this week and two exams to study for.Overwhelmed, you turn to our friends to let out your stress. Your friend empathizes with you but makes sure to let you know that you have it easy because they have even more to do. Sure, you’re stressed out, but they claim they’re feeling even worse.
The men’s basketball team saw their remarkable season come to an end on Saturday, March 7, when they fell to third ranked Randolph-Macon College, 85-71, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The softball team swept the doubleheader against DeSales University on March 4 before losing doubleheaders to the University of Lynchburg and Salisbury University on Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, respectively.