Habif reports 238 COVID-19 cases from the start of the semester

EG.5, the new Omicron variant, has led to a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the Washington University community.

| Senior News Editor

Freshman Flu or COVID-19?

It started as a sore throat that I blamed on my suitemate. She had lost her voice a few days prior, and I feared heading down the same route as I prepped for a cappella auditions. I kept up on my multivitamins, began taking vitamin C, and drank hot water as a way to soothe my throat.

| Contributing Writer

WU prepares for more active flu season amid ongoing pandemic

Steve Lawrence, one of the University’s top infectious disease experts, said the flu season would be worse than last winter, when the number of flu cases across the country hit record lows, but he was not sure by how much. 

| News Editor

More than medicine: The life of an EST member

WashU’s student-run Emergency Support Team is a tough organization to be in physically, academically and emotionally — but this is part of what helps the members bond so closely, according to EST Field Director senior Christine Kuehn.

| Contributing Writer

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 1: International students face difficulties accessing vaccines

Senior Multimedia Editor Kamala Madireddi discusses obstacles international students faced when accessing vaccines.

| Senior Multimedia Editor

‘Identify those interactions that they find to be the most valuable’: Doctor talks the pandemic, physical contact and the long-term effects of loneliness

With the light at the end of the tunnel growing brighter each day and the hope for a more typical year next fall, it’s important to remember that we are still in a pandemic. COVID cases across the country have been steadily rising again, as Americans jump the gun on relaxing restrictions. Back in February, amidst cold snowy days that kept most students inside, I spoke with the Assistant Director of Mental Health at Habif, Dr. Jordan Fields, about loneliness and isolation.

| Staff Writer

The story of WU’s self-isolation dorms

Sophomore Carly Abramowitz’s stay in quarantine housing was “like a fever dream”: a time filled with attending classes virtually, walking around her room and throwing balls at the wall. Abramowitz was sent to quarantine housing for 14 days after spending time in close contact with friends who ended up testing positive for the virus. Sophomore […]

Julia Robbins | Contributing Writer

Staff Editorial: Mental health care at WU is inadequate

It is nearly impossible to get adequate mental health care at Habif.

News in brief: Coronavirus deemed low health risk for WU students

Executive Director of Habif Health and Wellness Center Cheri LeBlanc confirmed there is little cause for Washington University students to be concerned about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

| Senior News Editor

Staff Editorial: Don’t be afraid of the doctor’s office

Go to the doctor.

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