Friday, February 26, 2021

McKenzie Collins

Texas in shambles as winter storm wreaks havoc on state, Ted Cruz leaves on plane to Mexico

By McKenzie CollinsInternational Editor Residents throughout the state of Texas are experiencing blackouts, freezing temperatures and water shortages as a result of a large storm...

A timeline of President Biden’s first week in office

By McKenzie CollinsInternational Editor Following the inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 20, Biden signed a total of 17...

President Biden signs 17 executive orders; begins to reverse Trump directives

Biden jump-started his presidency today by signing 17 executive actions, working to reverse the decisions of the previous administration while also establishing several avenues of Covid-19 relief.

Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Today, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. The inauguration makes history with Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to be elected to the position.

Trump impeached for second time with only seven days left in office

Today President Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice, after a majority ruling in the House. While this historic impeachment does not remove him from office, it is the first step leading to the Senate trial which will grant Congress the opportunity to bar him from ever holding public office again, as well as potentially removing his post-presidency pension benefits and secret service protection. 

Ripple effects follow Capitol attacks, rumors of second impeachment linger

After the desolation of the Capitol building during a recount of votes from the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, the following days have brought a chaotic end to the presidency of Donald Trump.

White House aide Jared Kushner meets with Saudi Arabia and Qatar

White House aide and son-in-law to President Trump, Jared Kushner, is taking a step on behalf of the Trump administration to maintain a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia. Their initial meeting in Qatar was arranged with the intent to end the current dispute within the Middle East. 

Campus and alumni activists attend 2020 Women’s Leadership Summit

The School of Business hosted its tenth annual Women’s Leadership Summit via Zoom on Nov. 11. Students, faculty, alumni and other interested parties were invited to convene and discuss social constructs and a variety of topics relating to their experiences both within and separate from the workplace.

Students share how they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving break amidst pandemic

Many students at the College have been in quarantine, or at least living with adapted routines, since the initial Covid-19 shutdown in March. As the end of the year approaches, holidays and family gatherings are being postponed, altered or canceled all together.

Students weigh in on ‘new normal’ of college exams, preparing for finals

In giving professors the option to implement the use of lockdown browsers, shifting to accommodate open-note testing and asking students to take exams while on Zoom, the College community has experienced drastic change.

Students react to ‘Spring Flex Plan,’ removal of spring break

As a result of the projected plan to open campus in the spring, the College community is adjusting their academic and social plans for next semester. In an effort to limit the potential cases of Covid-19, the College has replaced “the weeklong spring break with two single days off during the semester, Thursday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 30,” according to College President Kathryn Foster’s campus-wide email.

Probe uncovers College’s financial status amidst pandemic, remote semester

A Signal probe dove into the examination of the College’s 2020 to 2021 fiscal year plans and the resulting change in management of allocation of education and infrastructure funding, price hikes and expected revenue losses due to Covid-19. 

Justified hesitation: why we should not return to campus for spring

As a student who graduated high school amidst a global pandemic, thus losing the cherished staples of secondary education such as senior trips, graduation ceremonies and proms, being able to finally attend college would be a dream come true. Learning that my academic career would be further delayed was devastating, as it was for many others — but it was not without reason.

ScreenAge, Ornamental and Cheyenne Dan: an inside look at college band culture

Whether it be through traditional art or a myriad of other forms, college campuses are typical epicenters of creativity. During the remote semester, college students have been looking for new ways to connect with their peers and regain a sense of community. Many have found this through their favorite student bands. Music is a way for local groups such as ScreenAge, Cheyenne Dan and Ornamental to express themselves.

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