COVID-19 Updates

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Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong decade? If so, I have something better than a time machine; it’s called Weathers.

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Opened in 1964, the Student Book Exchange has served Springfield college students with textbook purchases and rentals for 56 years. That service came to an end on Tuesday, June 30 when the bookstore announced their closing.

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 On Monday, July 6, Missouri State University President Clif Smart held a joint meeting with Ozarks Technical Community College Chancellor, Hal Higdon, announcing MSU’s Fall 2020 Guide to Returning to Campus. In March of 2020, the university was forced to transition to online due to the COVI…

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Famous chef Guy Fieri is known for both his work in the kitchen and on the road with his show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” and his catchphrase of “flavortown” when eating. Recently, “flavortown” came to Branson Landing with Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar.

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A week lounging on a beach wasn’t how Camryn Mahnken and Clayton Frye imagined their summer.

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On Thursday, June 18, the Taney County Health Department released a statement announcing that a Branson tourist tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting both a Panera Bread Co. and Silver Dollar City on Monday, June 15.

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COVID-19 has impacted 2020 in a number of ways; some students could not see their mothers on Mother’s Day, there were no city-wide Easter egg hunts and many bars were shut for St. Patrick’s Day. Although Greene County’s stay-at-home order has expired, Fourth of July may be impacted as well. 

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This time last year, Taste of SoMo was selling tickets for their all-day downtown event — over 30 food vendors offering samples, live music and other activities for visitors to partake in during a Saturday afternoon celebration of local food and community.

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Brenden Lucas, freshman socio-political communications major, won the junior varsity division at last weekend’s debate tournament. Lucas was 6-0 in prelims and 5-1 in the double-elimination rounds on Sunday, June 7.

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Since the day of George Floyd’s death on May 25, which involved Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin suffocating Floyd during arrest, people around the world have protested demanding justice for black lives taken at the hands of law enforcement.

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Early into the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Event Safety Alliance, a non-profit trade association of live event industry professionals committed to eliminating unsafe behaviors and conditions, began creating guidelines for social distancing during concerts and released the finished guid…

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many college students have had to pick up extra hours at work, revise their budgets and really take a look at their ways of life.

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Ashley*, went to get her hair done at Great Clips on Tuesday, May 19. Unbeknownst to her, in a few days Ashley would receive a call from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department informing her she had been exposed to COVID-19. 

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The new residence hall on campus, Holland House, was set to open this fall. However, the construction work on the building has been delayed due to COVID-19.  

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It’s Memorial Day weekend, a truly memorable time, as businesses and facilities attempt to regain normalcy. Some students are scrambling to the reopened parks and malls. Others are acting as though the stay-at-home orders were never lifted, patiently waiting for the calm after the storm. 

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Hair salons have been closed for weeks because of COVID-19, and the new normal is both busy and full of precautions to keep all guests safe.

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While the path back to normalcy seems unclear, many Americans are vowing to self isolate even if they are given government permission to travel. For those choosing to remain out of the public, here are some books to consider diving into while at home.

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As the end of the spring semester nears, most students only have one thing to check off their list before the start of summer break: finals.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a countless number of people have lost their jobs. This increase in joblessness is even affecting college students.

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Abigail McGrath crouches over a coffee table on her bedroom floor as she mixes different colors of polymer clay until she has a design exactly how she wants it. Carefully, she pieces together the clay on hypoallergenic stainless steel or studs.

It’s no secret that committed romantic relationships take a lot of time and effort. Relationships are changing and need diligent care to evolve and naturally grow. Often, outside forces can play a large part in the evolution of a relationship.

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Every day at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri presents new challenges as the shelter operates at a limited capacity with limited staff. The humane society falls into a middle-ground area of the essential/nonessential continuum, where some of their services are essential but others are not.

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Steven Gindler, a New Jersey-based portrait photographer, has worked with 10 models from five countries in the last few weeks. The pandemic has locked a lot of creatives indoors, but Gindler is making do.

The 2020 Ursa Experience was set to occur August 10-12, until sanitation concerns led to its cancellation. The event is catered towards new students to facilitate their transition to college life. Participants will receive full refunds, according to the Missouri State website.