Carlos Fuentes

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Running out of page-turners to keep yourself entertained while stuck inside? Here are five book recommendations from UP professors to get you through the rest of the pandemic.Graphic by Emma Sells

Are you tired of staring at a screen all day? You're not alone

It’s 11 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ve spent hours upon hours scouring through Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, not to mention the unhealthy amount of YouTube that you’ve consumed. You’ve scrolled to the bottom of your Instagram explore page (who knew it had an end?) and you’ve watched every reality TV show in existence, multiple times. Unfortunately, the pandemic is far from over, so what now?

Carlos Fuentes is the Copy editor for The Beacon. Photo courtesy of Carlos Fuentes.

STAFF OPINION: Find your magic

As a child, waking up to a backyard covered in snow was an amazing experience every time, and I never failed to make the most out of it. That’s the beauty of being a child: everything is magical. But that’s no longer the case.

Monday Feb. 1 marked the return of in person classes to The Bluff. The Clark Library also reopened, offering 100 socially distanced seats to on and off campus students.

On-campus life (feat. masks and social distancing)

Picture this: you are a second semester freshman at UP. You traded a wild and eye opening first semester of college for four months of Zoom classes and Discord chats in your childhood bedroom. Now with the first glimmer of hope for establishing a new normal, you have taken a leap of faith — making the challenging decision to leave behind your family and brave the complexity of living on a college campus amidst a global pandemic. 

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