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Post-Vaccination Visits with the Grandparents

Ben Deters, Contributor March 24, 2021

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, this year has been unlike any we have seen before. For many families, this outbreak meant a lack of time extended family, with an emphasis on grandparents. As...

The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

The world around us: taking a step back to see how covid looks in foreign countries right now

Alyssa Abke, Contributor February 26, 2021

The vaccine – if it hasn’t flooded your Facebook posts by now, you can expect to hear it in daily conversation or see signs for it soon at your local drug store. While these thoughts to the vaccine...

Cuomos' Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Cuomos’ Catastrophic COVID Response (Finally) Addressed

Avery Heinen, Contributor February 25, 2021

About a year ago one of the only things you would hear on the news was ‘flatten the curve’. There was an accompanying graphic showing the rate of COVID-19 transmission. The ‘good curve’ was the...

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

The impact of Coronavirus on Construction Contract Language

Hunter Lewis, Contributor February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has been a significant point of contention in construction contract language and its ability to excuse a contractor from liability. When contractors sign off on a promise to perform, they enter...

Covid-19's impact on the funeral industry

Covid-19’s impact on the funeral industry

Alyssa Abke, Contributor January 28, 2021

Covid-19 has greatly impacted the lives of individuals all around the world, but some of the most drastic changes during this unusual time are in the funeral industry. Grieving is a usual part of losing...

A glance at the first 72 hours in the Oval Office

A glance at the first 72 hours in the Oval Office

Max Fagan, Contributor January 28, 2021

As President Biden is the new face of America, the world is watching his every move to see what he has in store for not just his first one hundred days, but the next four years. It’s hard to look at...

The Barstool Fund raises millions to support small business

Samuel Ferreira, Writer January 27, 2021

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Dave Portnoy, CEO and founder of Barstool Sports, has stepped up to the challenge for small businesses struggling due to COVID-19.  Currently, the...

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

Travel During COVID-19

Travel During COVID-19

Alyssa Abke, Contributor December 12, 2020

As the world is at war with COVID-19, travel still does not stop. While some countries have gone as far as placing “travel bans,” they have ironically proven to encourage more travel if the bans are...

The Most Egregious of Violations

The Most Egregious of Violations

Avery Heinen December 10, 2020

Many Democratic politicians have been coming under fire recently for bucking the restrictions they put in place to protect their constituents. Many have pointed to the actions of their Republican colleagues,...

They Broke It, but We'll Have to Fix It

They Broke It, but We’ll Have to Fix It

Minnesota's government officials are going to have to face their failures
Avery Heinen, Contributor December 10, 2020

The big question that always seems to pop up the moment that chaos has at least somewhat settled is “Who is going to pay for this?” This was the case when the riots in Minneapolis slowed at the end...

International students in America

International students in America

Jack Radomski, Contributor December 9, 2020

The number of new international students enrolling in American schools is dropping. The drop in enrollment for international students has happened over the past few years, but worsened significantly starting...

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