Last summer, sitting on her porch soaking in the sun just after finishing up her remote work for the day, Sydney Livingtson’s phone rang. She sat in shock as the voice on the other end of the phone mumbled on, until she heard the words, “Stage 2 Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin's Lymphoma.” She hung up the phone and allowed the tears to fall, for the first and last time in months.
Over the past 5 years I have watched The Office countless times. I have laughed, I have cried, and I have learned so much in the process (mostly that it’s okay to feel impulsively inclined to rewatch shows on repeat that bring you joy).
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.
Rewind a few days, before the power went out and you were freezing, before you fell behind on days of school work and were stressed out of your mind. In those days, the snow was fun.
Bursting pipes due to weather-related issues have caused minor flooding in the basement of Shipstad Hall, according to RA’s and residents.
Spending the equivalent of two months, or 1,460 hours, on the phone with your significant other over a period of just six months seems like an eternity. For CJ Charfauros and Malia Hui, both UP sophomores, this was a necessity.
This Saturday, the Campus Program Board (CPB) is hosting a virtual concert series featuring artists Kingsley, Reva Devito and Lennon Stella.
COVID-19 might be throwing a wrench in your halloween plans. Particularly in college, changing your typical plans (hopefully) from passing out candy and costume parties to movie night and pumpkin carving competitions is a total bummer. We know you wanted to go to a wild party and dress up as a bunny or vampire, and now that is going to look a little different, but that doesn’t mean your holiday has to be completely ruined.
I will admit, when I bought my first plant it was strictly for aesthetic purposes, to add some life to my room. But quickly my windowsill with only one little Golden Pothos became packed with many others—and suddenly my room was overflowing with lush foliage.
Rewind six months to the beginning of COVID-19 induced isolation, when sitting bored and alone on your couch watching Tiger King seemed to be the only logical way to spend your time. If you were single, and quarantining alone, it is likely that you felt inclined to pick up your phone, download a dating app, and start swiping.