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Thousands Of College Students Tested Positive For COVID-19. Then They Threw A Party.

Thousands Of College Students Tested Positive For COVID-19. Then They Threw A Party.

But at most schools, even strict guidelines aren't enough. According to administrators, just a dozen students breaking guidelines caused the surge in cases. “The problem is the math is brutal,” Marty Burke, a chemistry professor at UIUC leading the school’s contact tracing efforts told Business Insider. A small number of people breaking the rules “can…
How A College Student Practices Self-Care During Coronavirus

How A College Student Practices Self-Care During Coronavirus

Reflection: Self-care is more than fitness and face masks. Yes, those things are important, but finding workouts, food, and time to relax in a way that works for you are the most important things you can do for yourself. Journaling, yoga, and taking walks are what work for me, but there are so many other…
How college activists are trying to win the youth vote remotely

How college activists are trying to win the youth vote remotely

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered thousands of colleges and universities around the US, creating new challenges for young voters both in registering to vote and in accessing polling places. In response, student activists are working to employ new strategies for enfranchising first-time voters — and ensuring they actually vote. Finding ways to increase the youth…
With College On Hold & Jobs Scarce, Gen Z Consulting Is Booming

With College On Hold & Jobs Scarce, Gen Z Consulting Is Booming

So, what kind of work is Gen Z consulting, actually? Ervin admits, “We get a lot of TikTok inquiries.” But mostly, JUV places consultants with brands, companies, and teams looking to understand Gen Z. They want insight into the data collected about young people, they want to know how to use certain social media platforms,…
College students are motivated to vote, but many don’t trust US elections

College students are motivated to vote, but many don’t trust US elections

College students are highly motivated to vote, but they say they’re less confident in the legitimacy of the election — and many are likely to doubt the results. That’s according to a new survey from the Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that funds research and projects to foster more engaged communities. The survey was done through…
College football’s coronavirus crisis, explained

College football’s coronavirus crisis, explained

On Sunday night, something historic happened in college football. No, it wasn’t the season getting canceled — yet. Instead, players from college football’s five major conferences — including Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, one of the sport’s biggest names — put out a joint statement. They emphasized their desire to play this season, but with conditions…
College Planners To Help You Live Your Most Organized Life

College Planners To Help You Live Your Most Organized Life

Not matter what your back-to-school plan is for the upcoming semester, you'll want to be as organized as possible when tackling the slew of assignments and tasks that await. In times of tremendous uncertainty (aka the year of 2020), finding ways to feel in control over all the moving parts in our lives is important…
College towns without college students have small businesses struggling

College towns without college students have small businesses struggling

Most weekends from around 8 am to 2 pm, Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery is packed. Some choose to pick up a pastry and a cup of coffee at the quick service area near the front of the restaurant. For those who want to dine in, there are classic 1950s diner booths, but they’re often filled…
A Georgia College Student Went Missing On Valentine’s Day & Her Body Was Just Found

A Georgia College Student Went Missing On Valentine’s Day & Her Body Was Just...

The search for Gunn began after her family contacted police saying they had not heard from her for an “unusual amount of time,” said the Fort Valley Police Department. Gunn, an agriculture student from Fort Valley State University, was last seen near her boyfriend’s aunt’s house on February 14. After she stopped responding to calls…
Why New York’s free college program is still costing its students

Why New York’s free college program is still costing its students

Welcome to Laboratories of Democracy, a series for Vox’s The Highlight, where we examine local policies and their impacts. The policy: Fully paid tuition for students from families that earn under $125,000 per year Where: New York Since: 2017 The problem: In April 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo inspired soaring headlines with the stroke…

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