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College decides against ungraded option, extends withdrawal period

After a challenging semester spent online in the midst of a raging pandemic, the College, despite a Change.org petition that has garnered nearly 2,000 signatures, reaffirmed its position today against an ungraded option for the fall 2020 semester. 

Lyric Theatre presents virtual musical ‘Songs from a New World’

The College’s Lyric Theatre performed Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs From a New World” from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7 through a virtual streaming service, anywhereseat.com. The original words and lyrics were transformed into a story referencing social justice, Covid-19, and the chaos surrounding the current societal climate.

SG gives input on pass/fail option for fall 2020, unrecognized student orgs

Dr. Tracy Kress, an associate professor of biology and chair of the Committee on Academic Programs, attended the Student Government (SG) General Body meeting on Dec. 2 to report and hear recommendations on the committee’s upcoming decision on whether the spring 2020 pass/fail policy should be implemented for the fall 2020 semester.

Virtual Showcase reflects dedication of College choirs and bands

The Virtual Showcase for the College’s Fall 2020 Ensembles streamed live on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. through the School of Arts and Communication’s Facebook and Youtube accounts, illuminating the perseverance and creativity of the music department through an unusual semester.

Freshmen reflect on first virtual semester at the College

On a humid August morning, incoming freshmen at the College opened their emails to find a long-awaited message from President Foster. In the midst of the pandemic, the College chose to follow a remote-only learning path, enacting strict regulations and preventing students from attending class in person.

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?”

Making sense of the 2020 election: College professor weighs in

The 2020 presidential election was a pivotal moment in the history of the nation, especially for those on the threshold of adulthood.

People should consider the darker side of Hallmark Movies

Hallmark movies are perhaps one of the only things my whole family can agree on to watch.

President-Elect Biden lays out first 100 days in office

Joe Biden, the 46th President-Elect of the United States, will take office in January with many promises to keep. 

What we’re watching on Netflix: ‘The Royal House of Windsor’

To celebrate the 100th year of the Windsor's reign, Netflix released “The Royal House of Windsor” in 2017. The docuseries explains and examines the lives of the royal family using never-before-seen televised documents including letters, photographs and video evidence.

Vital Signs: Surviving finals week

This year’s exam period is unlike any other, with exams being administered remotely due to the pandemic. Normally, we would have access to the library's study rooms to prepare for finals. Although campus is closed, here are some tips to help you study and plan out your finals week.

Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ brings LGBTQ+ representation to their lineup of Christmas classics

If you were to randomly select a Hallmark Christmas title, odds are that the cover work would include a smiling, straight white couple dressed in green and red. It’s no secret that most Christmas movies aren’t known for diverse and complex plots. With the release of “Happiest Season” on Hulu, this genre added some much needed LGBTQ+ content to its portfolio. “Happiest Season” is a brand-new film that, for the first time, features a lesbian couple.

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