Year: 2020

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Perplexing Measures Prompted by COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Jason Connolly / AFP – Getty Images Demonstrators gather in front of the Colorado State Capitol building to protest coronavirus stay-at-home orders during a “Reopen Colorado” rally in Denver on Sunday, April 19, 2020. By Kevin Hartung I have heard some very unusual stories regarding measures of social distancing being implemented by […]

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Displaying Humanity in a Crisis

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star Steve Tracy, Thunder Canyon Brewery co-owner and brewer, fills up 16oz bottles of locally made hand sanitizer at Thunder Canyon Brewery, 220 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson, Ariz., on April 6, 2020. by Kevin Hartung We often overlook opportunities to reveal our humanitarian side to others. […]

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Class of 2020 to get creative with online commencement and more

April 30, 2020

  By ELLIANA KOPUT  As COVID-19 continues to shape the structure and functions of academia and social life, news and social media flood with considerations of its impacts on students.  Many have agreed that quality of education has decreased as professors scramble to make virtual accommodations. People are experiencing shifts in their mental health and […]

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Ducey extends stay-at-home order through May 15

April 30, 2020

Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore via WikiMedia ELLIANA KOPUT Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addressed an update on the state’s “Stay home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order during a press conference April 29. The order, originally put in place on March 31, was extended until May 15 with modifications, two weeks after its original end date.  The […]

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Instructor’s take: Three Master Teachers

April 30, 2020

By JERRY GILL      My life has been strongly impacted by the lives and teachings of three Master Teachers: Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), Socrates, and Jesus. One could argue that these three are the most influential teachers of all time. Although none of the three ever yielded political power, traveled far from his homeland, or wrote any […]

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Looking Forward

April 21, 2020

by Kevin Hartung Transitioning to virtual learning was not painless. Instructors, some with no prior experience, had to deal with new teaching tools that were not entirely user friendly. Students agonized over reliable internet access or finding a quiet place in their homes to study while others worried about having a computer to work on. […]

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What’s Happening on Campus

April 21, 2020

by Kevin HartingPic of Parking lot Spring is here and it’s spring-cleaning time.  The stay-home measure caused by the coronavirus pandemic seems an ideal time to get the job done. That goes for businesses as well. Our West Campus, as previously pointed out, deserves a facelift. This is an opportunity to do the job right. […]

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Self-Improvement in Self-Isolation

April 17, 2020

Martin Kalchev performing high kicks at home photo courtesy of wikimedia. By DALTON GRIJALVA Life is at a halt. We all have to stay home, and now it’s very easy to fall into depression, stress, fear or even go a little mad. Luckily, there are many ways to fill your day, so you don’t have […]

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Getting by in Uncertain Times

April 17, 2020

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. By DALTON GRIJALVA With the economy tanking, jobs being lost and colleges moving to virtual classes, college students are suffering. Our situation is tough at the moment, but that does not mean one cannot get a little bit of work from all this. The first and safest way is to work […]

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I stream, You Stream.

April 16, 2020

Photo of AMC courtesy of Wikimedia. By DALTON GRIJALVA Even though movie theaters across the country are closed, the show must go on. Many believe that movie-viewing would transition to mainly streaming in the near future. The virus has sped up that process. Many movies scheduled for March and April releases have been pushed back […]

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