The pause in the J&J vaccine distribution may seem concerning, but getting vaccinated poses far fewer risks than deciding not to.
Many other universities have mandated a COVID-19 vaccine in their fall semester plans. Wash. U. hasn’t, but they should.
Although not new, zoonotic diseases are appearing more frequently, and this is not by coincidence.
You’ll have your memories, and you’ll have some good ones, but maybe you’ll wish you had more.
The circumstances of this pandemic have opened up a door to academic help and harm this semester, the latter of which we sometimes ignore.
Our society needs unity, but more so, it needs understanding, and with understanding comes compromise.
Yet despite the astounding death toll, despite the many people who now have an empty seat at their dinner tables, despite those who have lost their homes as the virus has made them financially unstable, there are still those like the woman in the TikTok video who abhor the thought of wearing a mask.
We love to boast about the equality of American education, but this is a falsity that in a lot of ways is ignored.
Washington University will offer hybrid classes for the fall 2020 semester. Tuition will remain the same and housing is only guaranteed for freshman and sophomore students.
I realized after days of being taunted by a blank screen, that I can’t. I cannot explain to a non-Black person what it means to wear this skin each day, this skin that—despite who wears it—will always be marked and measured by the scars placed upon it by American hands, scars that I inherited from a past I did not know.
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