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A significant part of my daily staying-at-home routine includes walking my dog—who, at age nine, is an interesting mixture of a bouncy young puppy and an ancient canine who can do no more than lie on the floor and groan. Thankfully, she still gets excited to go on walks, and it’s a refreshin…

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Ever since the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced UMass Boston to switch to virtual learning, overall class attendance has dropped. Students are now living at home, with new schedules, responsibilities, and a completely different mindset. As one sophomore put it, “It feels like we’re on summer vac…

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Quarantine can be very boring, but at the same time we all have a lot of free time on our hands to learn new things. In the past few weeks, I’ve tried learning a number of new skills: crocheting, scrapbooking, origami, professional wrestling, communicating with the “other side”, etc. … For m…

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Quarantine has given us all a lot of time to stare at our hair in the mirrors and think about the drastic ways we could change it. This week at home I joined the trend of billions, possibly trillions, of bored adolescents by deciding to dye my hair for the first time. This decision came from…

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Last week, in an attempt to get out of the house during this age of social-distancing, my parents and I went on a hike (making sure to distance ourselves from any other hikers by six feet). We were all set, with hiking sticks, books, goat-cheese sandwiches, and a blow-up inflatable caricatur…

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It’s been an interesting first week of online classes, with everyone —students, faculty, and people’s dogs—still adjusting to the change of staying home. UMass Boston professors have spent their spring break making big changes to their syllabuses and choosing the method of online teaching th…

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As fear of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, increases in the United States, encouraged by media reports, government statements, and memes, universities in Boston are taking new and unprecedented steps to protect their students from the spread of COVID-19. One step that made itself qu…

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All UMass Boston students and faculty are very familiar with wind. Attending a school exposed to the elements and the ocean winds on three sides comes with its fair share of challenges, including the following: standing outside, walking upright, and having hair. Lately, the wind has gotten m…

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Starting this fall, UMass Boston’s psychology department is introducing a new course, and it is really going to spice up your schedule. They are introducing a class about the psychological effects of children's books! It will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. The professor, …

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