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COVID-19 highlights nationwide health disparities

Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, launches the We Are Not Playing initiative at Soldier Field on April 6, 2020. In recent days, Lightfoot has addressed that Covid-19 deaths are disproportionately African American.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

In the midst of crisis, the line between privileged and underserved seems to become increasingly bolder. Health disparities have been a longstanding cause for concern — a concern on the forefront of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.  The media has been pragmatic in informing the public of how COVI...

How to be your best: Productivity is still important

Alma stands proudly with her arms spread wide on a summer day

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2020

Amidst of what would be one of the busiest times of the school year, Alma Mater looks out over the University of Illinois campus with arms wide-open but no students in sight.  Throughout the chaos of the current COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are quickly adjusting to a different lifes...

Make the most out of quarantine now

An Illinois student reads a book while leaning against a tree on the main quad on April 3.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

“There is nothing to do.” The above phrase has been undoubtedly uttered in many households throughout the past few weeks. As humanity hides away indoors from the pandemic, there is yet another threat to mankind. That threat? Excessive time. The world is structured in such a way where people...

COVID-19 impacts lives on individual, personal level

Medical assistant Leticia Feliz administers a test for COVID-19 outside of Innovative Express Care on Chicago's North Side on March 24, 2020.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

This global pandemic is something I never imagined would happen in my lifetime, and it feels like my life has been turned upside down. Classes are now online, stores are closed and we are currently self-quarantined. I remember when the news of COVID-19 first came out, and I thought it was just a ...

Stay sane while under house arrest with your parents

Stay sane while under house arrest with your parents

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Lately, we have all been dealing with unprecedented circumstances; it is completely normal to be confused about figuring out how to navigate them. It is stressful to not only adapt to the new restrictions we live under, but it can be even more stressful to stay in the same house for long periods of time...

Follow these tips to survive online classes in different time zones

A New Delhi street is filled with early afternoon traffic on Dec. 3, 2019. Some international students forced to move back home to places like India are struggling with the time zone difference.

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

So many things have changed in the past week — in all of our lives. For many of us, one major change has been moving back home to a different time zone, ranging anywhere from one hour behind Central Standard Time or 16.5 hours ahead. Below are some tips that might help lessen any confusion caused by ...

Twenty ways to kill time: You don’t have to be bored in quarantine

Mike Hoke plays a game of Fortnite in his apartment on Oct. 13, 2018. Students stuck at home during quarantine can ease their boredom with video games like Fortnite activities.

By Cassie Reichert, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Currently, times are strange. Going from being a busy college student with hardly no time to spending your time constantly looking at a computer screen is a massive transition. Aside from online classes, you probably have found yourself thinking: What do I do with myself? No need to fear; there...

Students adapt to global pandemic

Shanghai's skyline glows brightly in the night on Nov. 20, 2017.  Some international students like Henry Pang have been unable to return to their home countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

On March 11, the University informed the campus community that it would be suspending face-to-face instruction indefinitely. By the end of that week, many of us had left campus without any idea of when we would be returning, some of us even packing up our living spaces for good.  Shyam Hari, soph...

Maintain your long-distance relationships during pandemic

Maintain your long-distance relationships during pandemic

By Jillian Little, Buzz Editor

April 9, 2020

You've probably heard it so many times before, but we need to stick together in times like these. For most of us, this is a new experience, and it isn't very easy to come to terms with it. As a result, there could be times we lash out at the people who are closest to us even if we don't mean it. But, ...

Save lives by washing your hands

A cartoon gloved hand cleans a surface

By Shalini Atluri, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2020

Plastic, steel, wood and cardboard are surfaces that people touch constantly. They are also some of the surfaces that COVID-19 readily lands on.  According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine that examined the viability of the coronaviruses, it was found that SARS-CoV-2 (COVI...