COVID-19 Updates

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Springfield is slowly returning to normal, and we may soon find ourselves on the other side of the pandemic. But if you’re still hesitant about indoor gatherings at crowded restaurants, the perfect compromise is patio seating. 

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During the 2020-2021 school year, masks were required on campus and through the city. However, looking into the fall 2021 semester, masks are not required on all of the Missouri State University campus.

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Missouri State University's COVID-19 Information Center sent a message to students’ emails on June 22 announcing the launch of the Response Team’s Student Vaccination Incentive Program. 

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Following three semesters impacted in many ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri State University’s Bear CLAW tutoring center will continue to offer a plethora of resources to the student body for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Missouri State University is ever growing with renovations and new buildings dotting its campus. Ongoing projects include the erection of a ninth residence hall and renovations and additions to multiple buildings.

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Glad to have you back, Bears! I can’t tell you how happy I am to welcome you to the 2021 issue of Back To Campus. Each year, the BTC tabloid is a celebration of this fine university, the stellar students and faculty who populate it and the outstanding city in which the college dwells. 

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On top of everything the pandemic has disrupted, it’s no surprise that it has wreaked havoc on an environment many find solace in: home. The spaces we live in — whether it’s a house, apartment, residence hall or anything in between — are central and influential parts of our lives. 

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Fearless” was originally released by Taylor Swift in 2008 before being re-released on April 9 of this year. The new rendition, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” comes after Swift’s battle with her old record label.

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Amid the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brick City Gallery’s final exhibition of the spring semester provides a beacon of light, both through colorful palettes and personal stories.

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As the end of the spring semester winds down, the annual Missouri State University Bookstore Tent Sale gears up. This year, the sale is held Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7.

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For over a year it seems the world has sat with baited breath, all waiting for the answer to a solitary question: when will the COVID-19 pandemic end? While the true answer to that question remains hazy, the question of how the pandemic will end seems to have found its answer in the COVID-19…

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Springfield is known for many cultural artifacts: local music, breweries and a glamorous drag scene. One local drag queen to note is Daegen Michelle.

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Unlike other countries, the United States has had an especially strenuous time getting Americans to comply with masking requirements and social distancing recommendations, advised by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local governments. For a long time, and even now, con…

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Several universities across the nation are beginning to require students to provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. As of early April, Missouri State University does not intend to require students to provide proof of immunization of COVID-19 for the fall semester.  

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After deciding to finally purchase the popular video game Stardew Valley and spending my entire spring break religiously playing it, the hype surrounding this farming simulation game began to make complete sense to me. Taking place in a rural area near a small town, players can explore the o…