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I am keenly aware that this entire situation the world is enveloped in cannot be helped. It is a side effect of a raging pandemic that the entire world has had to adjust their life to. I am aware of this. I do not begrudge this. But I find it increasingly hard upon a certain division of majo…

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Inevitably, a global pandemic will leave the global population frazzled, anxious, and uncertain. This period of time that we are undergoing is unprecedented and unique, and it is anxiety-inducing. But in the midst of this all, it is important to remember that your mental health is so importa…

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced last Monday, March 23, that all non-essential businesses would be closed from the next day at noon through April 7—along with a number of other measures, including a stay-at-home advisory and fines for gatherings of over ten people—in order to help stem the sprea…

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As the COVID-19 virus has become a greater concern, people have been responding. More than 160 countries have closed down their schools, due to the virus (1). Many people have lost jobs or have been sent to work from home. Currently, us students at UMass Boston have been sent home and told t…

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UMass Boston and its professors stick to a very distinct set of politically correct terminology, both in and out of the classroom. Although I am generally skeptical of political correctness and its ramifications regarding the regulation of free speech, I almost always stick to the politicall…

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I am one who often dreads summer. While I cannot deny I appreciate the absolute freedom that comes with being released from academic duties for a brief moment of time, I usually grow to resent the respite. After all, I am someone who constantly needs her mind to be engaged, else I am likely …

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There’s reportedly been an increase in flight tickets amidst the chaos of the coronavirus. And yet I have to ask myself, why? The country has been advised to practice social distancing, and yet I see people outside taking part in activities that are far from the advised. The country has been…

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College is a stressful time. We are bombarded with classes, work, and decisions. Becoming an adult is a stressful time, largely due to similar reasons. For most of you, these things are occurring together. We now have extra stress from the COVID-19 health crisis and from students being sent …

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UMass Boston has officially moved all classes off-campus. Courses are now all available online and will remain that way for the rest of the spring semester. This is a good show of prioritizing students’ health ... but what does it say about the university’s care of disabled students?

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It’s easy to point out the flaws in UMass Boston’s—and the whole of the University of Massachusetts system’s— response to COVID-19. From a seeming lack of preparedness, to communication that often came hours after the news and decisions of other UMass system schools, to measures that seemed …

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