Tag: covid-19

Artist Spotlight: Taylor Garrett

By: Ashley Rose Staff writer/ photographer Taylor Garrett is a sophomore at IU South Bend. She is working to get her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. The biggest artistic inspiration is everyday life. A lot of her ideas come from being outside.  Speaking on her love for nature, Garrett said

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The future of booster shots at IU South Bend

By: Benjamin Ward   Staff-Writer      As Covid-19 mandates and requirements begin to change, IU South Bend is doing all that it can in order to stay ahead of the punch.      Since the outbreak of the virus the IU community has strove to keep students and faculty in the  know about what is required of them.

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Community responds: masks optional starting March 4

By: Mira Costello Co-editor    In a memo released to students Feb. 18, IU Today announced that wearing masks indoors will be optional on all campuses starting March 4.     Dr. Aaron Carroll, IU’s chief health officer, encouraged those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask to continue to do so, but said that as state public

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The Return of SubConnection

By: Connie Klimek Staff-writer    Reminiscing the aroma of fresh bread, vegetables, and pizzas in the SAC? Following a popular campus request, SubConnection is open for the first time in almost two years.     SubConnection initially closed following the campus shutdown once the news of COVID-19 broke just before spring break in March 2020. Due to challenges

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SGA talks Covid-19, budget changes, campus safety

By: Mira Costello Co-Editor    Preparing for elections, next year’s budgeting, and spring events, the Student Government Association met over Zoom Feb. 4 and – after exchanging Valentine candies – in person on Feb. 11.     In both meetings, SGA executives discussed developing Covid-19 protocols and advisories. President Rana Hamad noted that, under new guidelines, close contact

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Omicron variant: Omi-what?

By: Cassidy Martenson Co-Editor / Community Outreach Specialist  Last week, St. Joseph County experienced a 75.3% increase in COVID-19 cases. Many of these new cases can be tracked to the new variant, Omicron. IU South Bend is doing everything to keep students safe and mitigate the spread throughout the campus community.  According to the CDC,

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Athletes required to wear masks

By: Kaylee Darnell Sports Editor With the constant changing and variations of COVID-19, students of IUSB are becoming more accustomed to the everchanging mask policies and guidelines that the university is implementing. Along with students and faculty in the classroom, athletes of IUSB have to abide by even more rules in order to keep themselves

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SGA gets a Zooming start to the new semester

By: Mira Costello Staff-writer Kicking off the semester, the Student Government Association held their first two meetings of the new year on Jan. 14 and Jan. 21 to discuss COVID-19 updates, new member appointments and changes to the SGA Constitution. Faculty adviser Scott Strittmatter reminded students that appointments for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available

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