Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kalli Colacino

Six months out, what does life look like for 2020 graduates?

When Kim Tang graduated from the College with a degree in communication studies, she was hoping to start her career and relocate to New York. She never expected to have a virtual graduation, or to spend the first six months as a college graduate in her living room.

Students should try to make the best of every situation, including an online semester

Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting has become the story of my life. And I’m over it. This semester has been challenging in ways I never thought were possible. Like most students, it’s not how I pictured my college experience. But it is what it is, and it’s important to make the best of it — even if that seems impossible.

‘Zoom University:’ A look into the Class of 2024

As a result of the global pandemic, freshmen are experiencing college in an unconventional way — in their childhood bedrooms. After a remote welcome to the College, freshmen have begun adapting to a new normal.

Heading into an online-only semester, students struggle with mental health

Now more than ever, the world is on edge and students are trying to find ways to cope. And after an abrupt implementation of online-only classes in the spring semester and news that the upcoming fall will look the same, students are forced to adjust to a new reality.

Happy with Foster’s decision? Students are divided

By Kalli ColacinoFeatures Editor After months of uncertainty, President Foster announced on Friday that the College is tentatively reopening for the fall 2020 semester with...

Let me take my dog to the park

My dog sits not-so-patiently next to me in the passenger seat as I drive the 15 minutes it takes to get to his favorite park. Since I’m always stuck in the house with my dog — who is a bundle of energy — going to the park is practically a daily routine. Well, until the day we were met with a sign that read “Park Closed.”

‘Zoom University’ is not all it’s cracked up to be

As the third week of online classes is upon us, students and professors alike seem to be falling into a “new normal,” which consists of online Zoom meetings, virtual office hours and even Canvas exams.

As COVID-19 cases rise, Ewing businesses struggle to stay afloat

Gary Gulak has worked in the restaurant industry for over 16 years. As the owner of Mama Flora’s Trattoria in Ewing, NJ, he’s had his fair share of challenges. But as COVID-19 spreads across the country, he’s facing his toughest challenge yet — keeping business up while society is stuck in quarantine.

Media heightens hysteria over coronavirus

It’s all you hear about on TV. It’s the latest and greatest thing to overreact about — it’s the coronavirus. The world has been on edge since December 2019, when the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China. And of course, the virus didn’t stay contained to China for long. According to Medscape, the first international case was reported in Thailand on Jan. 13.

Spring brings the best sport — baseball

Most people think of spring as a time for vacationing, relaxing and cleaning. But when the season approaches, there’s only one thing I think of — baseball.

Lack of parking spots frustrates students

With fewer parking spots on campus than there are registered decals, students are circling around lots like vultures, sometimes spending upwards of 30 minutes trying to find a spot.

First responders are taken for granted, underappreciated

It’s 2 a.m. and you’ve awoken to the piercing sound of blaring sirens. Annoyed, you turn over and try to go back to sleep, not even giving the sirens a second thought. The source of the bothersome noise—a firetruck—is racing against the clock to save lives.

Students should be proud of themselves

Now more than ever, there is substantial pressure on students to get good grades, make money and spend time with family. The list goes on.

MONEY Magazine ranks College’s value

Among the annual college rankings, it’s not uncommon to see the College’s name stand out. In MONEY Magazine’s recent “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings, which was published on Aug. 12, the College ranked 48th overall in the nation for colleges with the best value.

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