By Steven Mehling The Food and Drug Administration approved COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for public distribution, but as doses will be distributed, minority communities hit hardest by the pandemic are hesitant to commit to receiving the vaccine. According to The COVID Tracking Project, Black people have been dying at 1.8 times the rateContinue reading “Minority communities remain hesitant to trust COVID-19 vaccine”
By Jessica Umbro The Lux choir of Hyattsville is putting their spin on a virtual concert this holiday season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Ian Zhao “Zoom fatigue” is a phenomenon which both university faculty and students suffer from as classes transitioned online during the coronavirus pandemic. It refers to “the tiredness, worry or burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms of communication” such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, according to mental health attorney Carolyn Reinach Wolf. Performing artsContinue reading “Performing arts faculty share strategies to prevent ‘Zoom fatigue’”
By Joshua Casazza Former Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball forward Jalen Smith was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round, with the 10th overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft. “I couldn’t be happier for Jalen and his family tonight. Jalen entered our program with a plan and put in the work to turnContinue reading “Jalen Smith becomes latest Terp to join NBA”
By Ian Zhao Christmas means many things to Katie Rees: the smell of sweet potato casserole, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being loved and surrounded by family are amongst her favorites. Every Christmas morning for the past decade, Rees has woken up to presents, the sense of happiness and reassurance that atContinue reading “How families plan on celebrating the 2020 holiday season amid COVID-19”