COVID-19 Updates

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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…

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On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency. With a year now passed and countless steps taken to combat the virus, officials are starting to roll back prior restrictions.

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Headed by Missouri State University International Programs, Global Leaders and Mentors is dedicated to helping international students come to both the United States and Missouri State. GLaM mentors are paired with a variety of mentees and communicate back and forth throughout their stay at MSU.

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The Missouri State University Board of Governors passed a vote to reimburse students $25 to $28 per credit hour for each online course taken during the fall 2020 semester during its Feb. 19 meeting. This reimbursement comes from the remaining $1.9 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Econo…

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Think back to when you first realized COVID-19 was more than just another virus. Maybe you think of March 2020 when schools closed nationwide and restaurants locked their doors, or maybe you think of a date even later than that. When faced with the question of when I first thought COVID-19 w…

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Amid the excitement of last week’s First Friday Art Walk, a new art gallery opened downtown with a unique mission for Springfield.

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First Friday Art Walk turned 20 this year, and the goal of preserving and sharing the culture of Springfield has taken on a new meaning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.