Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Despite the raging pandemic, College freshmen are finding both academic and social comfort

On Aug. 3, students of all classes woke up to yet another day in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. However, this was no ordinary day, as when students went on their daily email check, they received a shocking surprise.

Holidays won’t be the same this year — and we’ll have to deal with it

The holiday season is my favorite time of year — the cheer, food and time spent with friends and family is something that can’t be beaten. Normally, I spend the months of November to December sprint shuttling between get-togethers with my extended family or reconnecting with friends after a busy semester, celebrating birthdays and holidays.

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.

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. 

Foster announces tentative plan for spring ‘Flex’ semester

The spring 2021 semester is tentatively scheduled to be a hybrid form of on-campus and remote learning, College President Kathryn Foster announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Adapt, adjust, pivot: Campus Town businesses continue to fight through pandemic

Imagine a bustling, modern village at the start of a new day. The sound of leaves brushing across the pavement mixes with the dull murmur of students chatting. Late for class, they shuffle and bump into each other along the paths between the many high-rise buildings. A distinct vibrancy, one exclusive to a college town, fills the air as businesses open their doors to the fresh, new day. 

Living on campus: A strange academic fever dream

After a summer of trying to keep up with College President Kathryn Foster’s ‘Corona-Missive’ emails, I was unsure what to expect when I was assigned to a five-person apartment in Hausdoerffer Hall by myself for the fall. 

Welcome Week for Class of 2024 goes virtual

Much like the switch to fully remote learning, the College’s annual Welcome Week for the incoming Class of 2024 and transfer students took the annual tradition online. 

The first week back: what to expect in the digital classroom

While students packed their bags on March 11, the Friday before spring break, College officials imagined a return to campus three weeks later.  The virus had other plans.

College reverses course, will remain online-only for fall semester

By Camille FurstEditor-in-Chief The College has changed its initial plans and will now host all classes remotely for the fall 2020 semester, President Kathryn Foster...

Students continue to enroll in summer courses despite online instruction

With lower prices per class and in an effort to lighten up their coursework for future semesters, students continue to add online classes from the College to their summer schedules.

Finishing up the year, students share what they miss most

The end of the school year is always bittersweet, but with the circumstances of COVID-19, it’s feeling more bitter than it does sweet for many. Even through the struggles, students at the College have hope for next semester, and are ready as ever to be back on campus. 

Self-isolation puts family ties to the test

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the College to close its campus and move classes online, students discovered these challenges along with many more. On top of normal studious habits, many are now adjusting to life in close quarters with their families.
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