During Quarantine, I Learned More About Myself – Here’s How I’m Letting that Improve My Life We’ve heard it over and over again: This global pandemic is an unprecedented time. But a lot of what we’ve learned about ourselves during this time is unprecedented, too. Regardless of whether we’re happy Read more…
Lauren Townsend felt confident that the Lord had called her into nursing, but she didn’t quite realize exactly what that would entail starting her career in a global pandemic.
She said she felt thankful and excited to have gotten this job in February because in March, the hospital stopped hiring due to low funds.
The COVID-19 Quarantine Can Exacerbate Domestic Violence Situations; Here’s How You Can be a Much-Needed Ally to Survivors
“I have yet to talk to a victim of domestic violence that hasn’t come to believe her middle name is ‘Bitch’ because that’s what she’s called all the time,” said Nancy Friauf, president of Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
While domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse, it can snowball into other forms. Multiply that times 10 during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Internships are being canceled. Companies are delaying start dates. At best, interns and new hires will work remotely, learning the ins-and-outs of the real world, though never leaving home. These are the most formative years for a young professional, and it seems, for many, they won’t even begin.
“Hospitals are following current CDC best practices and encouraging our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff to adhere to the recommended PPE conservation methods to ensure their own safety as hospitals cope with the shortage.”
The situation isn’t as simple as just “following procedures.” Procedures can’t be fully followed if they don’t have enough PPE.
As she walks around Target, Kayla McManus-Viana, an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, feels like something is crushing her chest. Her fingers fidget, she says, as she sees all of the customers without masks.
Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue
For centuries, what has made news valuable and news organizations profitable has been the speed at which journalists collect and disseminate information.
This is useful for both commerce and public service. But the rush for novelty can prioritize sensationalism over depth, and elevate the newest tidbit of information over more important reporting.
When novelty replaces context, the ironic result is a less-informed but more up-to-date public.
For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.