Tag: covid-19

Honors Program overcomes challenging online transition

By: Alyssa Foster Staff-Writer The Honors Program’s transition to online has recently sparked some struggles as they conduct new events.  Throughout the year, the Honors Program plans several events so that members can attend to receive credit towards their honors program completion. Members must attend at least three of the events each semester in order

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SAC Athletic Facilities still operational, new procedures put in place

By Eva Monhaut Staff-Writer emonhaut@iu.edu For students looking to stay healthy and get in a workout between classes, the Student Activities Center (SAC) facilities are currently open and operational with new COVID-19 protocols in place. Students can use the facilities Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Executive Director of Athletics and Activities, Steve Bruce

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National domestic violence awareness month: how students can get involved

By: Cassidy Martenson Intern Many may think of October as the beginning of fall and the season of all things pumpkin spice, but to a large sector of the community, it is much more.  October is national domestic violence awareness month, a time to unite the community and advocate for victims of abuse. The IU

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Mask violations on campus may lead some to suspension

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu According to the IU wide-code of Sanctions for Noncompliance with COVID-19 Health and Safety Directives for students, any refusal of any of the rules put in place by IU may lead students to “suspension or expulsion from the university.”  This policy says that IU-approved face masks must cover both the

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COVID-19 affecting student employment on campus

By Connie Klimek Intern                 Due to budget cuts, safety precautions and limited student traffic, student employment on campus has experienced extreme consequences of the pandemic, downsizing. This is the case especially within the Administration Building as hardly any student workers are currently present on campus, and a few lucky ones are working from home.  The

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A Walk in the Woods: Madeline Bertrand County Park

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist Madeline Bertrand County Park overlooks the St. Joseph River along the Michigan state line and shares a trail line with nearby Saint Patrick’s County Park. While the park is well known for its disc golf course, the park offers fun and enjoyment for families, hikers and disc golf enthusiasts alike.

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Parking issues persist on campus

By: Emily Trent Web Editor/Staff Writer emmtrent@iu.edu Online classes have significantly reduced the number of students parking on campus this fall semester. Many students have few to no in-person classes, which allows them to save on buying a student parking permit.  Due to COVID-19, students were given an extra two weeks to purchase their parking

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Internships changing during this pandemic

By Ashley Cox Staff-Writer The pandemic has made internships at IU South Bend difficult for some students and professors helping them.  With less students on campus, class size for the internship course has gotten smaller, but it always depends on the size of the grade during that year.   “There are less students on campus, so

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