COVID-19 Updates

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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.

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COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the globe physically, mentally and financially. For college students, things have taken a remote turn. Internships, specifically, are now differentiated with the pandemic in the equation. 

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Missouri began the journey to start COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-December and has been administering them in phases, per government protocol. Currently, Missouri is vaccinating residents in phase one. 

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Jobs and internships have looked different over the last year. Perhaps you worked a remote internship or Zoomed into weekly meetings rather than going into an office. Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look and feel good about yourself. Check out these fashion t…

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Pre-COVID-19, interviews were done in person or by phone call. While these methods still exist, the 21st century has offered another option in the form of virtual interviews.

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Before the social media boom of the mid 2000s, the working model for media professionals was dressing in business casual attire inside a busy corporate building. In 2021, freelancing is well-established as a legitimate alternative. Platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube have given…

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After COVID-19 hit and lockdown began in March 2020, life became much more uncertain. In order to combat this unpredictability, I, like many others, turned to astrology to help guide the way. I ended up downloading Co-Star, a personalized astrology app that allows users to connect and compar…