MOMENT OF TRUTH– The myths and facts on COVID-19 vaccinations

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and destroyed the lives of so many people. Although this virus is nowhere near being eradicated, it is now 2021, and there are vaccines racing to save the public’s health. Maybe you or someone close to you has received the vaccine, which is fantastic! We are just at the forefront, though. Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and chief medical advisor to President Biden, believes at least 70-85% of the US population needs to be fully vaccinated before most actions can return … Continue reading MOMENT OF TRUTH– The myths and facts on COVID-19 vaccinations

Orientation and Uncertain Times

By Lauren Allen “You should be super proud of yourself,” Dr. McKim told the students who showed up to her TEC class, Ethics and Hope in Film, a few minutes early. Like many Hendrix professors, McKim understands the unique situation that students are experiencing right now. However, despite the positive affirmations, many students are feeling overwhelmed and under-validated. These feelings are resonating particularly well with Freshmen students. “I think it’s easy to become disillusioned with our school right now, especially because we have no memories tied to the campus yet,” one freshman said. Where classes are concerned, low motivation seems … Continue reading Orientation and Uncertain Times

Learning to Adapt

Students share how their non-traditional class dynamics have changed since transitioning to remote-learning. By Lauren Allen Physical activity (PACT) courses and labs have always been an integral part of a student’s semester at Hendrix. So, how have these classes been going while we are virtual? I interviewed three different students about their experiences thus far. Abigail Rose, a sophomore, took both a lab and a PACT class last year while students were still in person, and is in another PACT course this semester. She says this semester’s PACT class has gone pretty well — considering the circumstances. She credits this … Continue reading Learning to Adapt