“I can't breathe.”
Well, I’m here.
Hey, Pirates. Isabel here.
It is no surprise to anyone that the longer this pandemic goes on, the more people are going to anxiously await the day life can go back to the way it was. Believe me, I get it. For the last four years, I spent most of my time living hundreds, even thousands of miles away from my family. I had all the freedom of young adulthood, and now I’m back home in a full house depending on my family to support me. I lost my job when the University closed housing. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do this summer, let alone next fall.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine began, millions of thoughts have been running through my head.
I spent weeks thinking about what I wanted my senior column to be about. I imagined it to be some sort of SHU swan song; I’d talk about my favorite parts of campus, the friends I made, the mentors I had and the things that I learned over the past four years. But that initial idea changed because it’s hard to ignore everything that’s going on in the world right now.
In 1993, Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, alleged that Biden inappropriately handled her. Now, Reade has alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her, according to Newsweek.
Hey, Pirates. I hope you’re holding up as best as can be expected during this unprecedented time.
Senior column: Student-athletes should mourn but be grateful for the connections they made along the wayBy Staff Writer | Mar. 19, 2020
I was extremely lucky that I got to finish my senior season as a swimmer a week and a half before the cancellations of professional and collegiate sports. With everything going on in the world right now, the cancellation of NCAA competitions may seem like the bottom of the list in terms of importance on the world scale. However, for many student-athletes across the United States, losing the end of your senior season can feel as devastating as losing a loved one.
Last week, The Setonian’s Editorial Board wrote a piece titled “SHU should think twice about ditching the laptop program.” This piece expressed a concern with the dismantling of the mobile computing program, and outlined a need for more data regarding this decision.
Coming into college, I had absolutely zero interest in Greek life or anything surrounding it.
On Tuesday, seven qualifying Democratic candidates took the stage for a debate in Charleston, South Carolina – Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Take the SAT, graduate high school, go to college. High school dropouts are losers. Gap year takers are flighty. Community college transfers are uneducated. This is the narrative that is fed to young students across the United States.
Last week, three high ranking officials went before the Student Government Association to present the University’s case for eliminating the mobile computing program -- colloquially known to students as the laptop program.
Last week, Americans raced to enter their votes for the Iowa Caucuses, and many reacted to the confusion that ensued when it came to tallying votes electronically.