Friday, February 26, 2021

Sean Leonard

College freshmen open up about impacts of remote learning, loss of experiences

By Sean Leonard Staff Writer Freshman year is usually a time when students interact with their peers, explore the campus and make friendships that can last...

After almost a full year into the pandemic, student mental health is still a concern

The mental health of college students has been significantly impacted as one year of remote learning approaches. A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that 71% of respondents have experienced new stress or anxiety during the pandemic, and students at the College have also felt the burden of staying isolated from their campus community.

After two weeks of Covid-19 testing, students are still left with questions

During the first week of classes, a major snowstorm caused major delays in the College’s rapid Covid-19 testing center, resulting in 29 new positive cases by Feb. 5.

Students encounter delayed Covid test results, discrepancies in experiences

The College has partnered with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to provide mandatory weekly Covid-19 testing for students living on campus, students who come to campus and any other students who wish to register online. 

First ‘Flex’ semester sparks unanswered student questions

Although the Spring 2021 semester will feel similar to the fall in the Zoom setting, students will have the opportunity to experience some on-campus normalcy in the upcoming months.

College alumna turned ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant ponders ‘Who is Alex Trebek?’

“This consummate host was welcomed into American homes for 37 years,” asked Christine O'Donnell, an alumna of the College and former “Jeopardy!” contestant. The answer: “who is Alex Trebek?”

Middle Ground event provides platform for student opinions on contentious topics

Student Government (SG) and the Korean Student Association (KSA) hosted the Middle Ground event virtually, where students could anonymously voice opinions on several topics relevant in the 2020 presidential election. The event was originally supposed to air on Oct. 22, but because of the presidential debate, four 10-minute episodes were released as an IGTV series on SG’s Instagram between Oct. 23 and 27. 

Colleges Against Cancer hosts virtual ‘Relay for Life’

From Nov. 9 to Nov. 14, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted its annual Relay for Life event, but this year the event looked differently than years past. 

Rico Nasty gives virtual performance and hints upcoming collaboration

Hip-hop artist Rico Nasty performed as a part of the College Union Board’s (CUB) “On Your Campus Virtual Tour” on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. Rico Nasty blends a unique style of hip-hop with her self-described “sugar trap” genre. The show lasted about 45 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Trump returns to Oval Office less than one week after being diagnosed with Covid-19

President Donald Trump has recovered from a bout of COVID-19, as conflicting news reports painted opposite pictures about the extent of the recovery.

Off-campus students try staying optimistic during remote semester

Students are familiar with the stress induced by housing and roommate selections — but with the added complications from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is another, greater obstacle for many.

College provides Covid-19 resources to off-campus students

The Office of Student Conduct and Off-Campus Services have provided supplies for students living in off-campus houses to ensure the health and safety of those in the Ewing community for the fall, according to Vice President of Student Affairs, Sean Stallings in a student-wide email sent on Aug. 28.

On-campus flu vaccine clinic opens for students, faculty

Student Health Services hosted its first on-campus flu vaccination clinic of the season on Sept. 29, administering 31 vaccinations between 10 a.m. and noon. The remaining two clinics will occur on Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the patio of the Brower Student Center, or in Room 100 West should there be inclement weather.

Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge safety and efficacy amid political pressure

Several Major Pharmaceutical companies have signed a pledge to ensure a vaccine against the Coronavirus is safe and effective.

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