Living, Teaching, and Finding Community Despite Madrid Quarantine

A Greeting from Madrid: WhatsApp voice message from Riordan's student Julia By: Tim Riordan I have been procrastinating in writing this piece for a bit because I think by doing so I am admitting that my life has changed — and because I tend to procrastinate.  After studying abroad in Alicante, Spain, and a positive … Continue reading Living, Teaching, and Finding Community Despite Madrid Quarantine

From EDM to Acoustics, Chico Alum Produces it All

“It has always been about music for me,” said recent California State University, Chico graduate Chloe Finley, “it has changed the way I operate and work through things in my life.” Growing up around music, Finley naturally gravitated toward singing and various instruments such as drums and ukulele as an outlet from her daily, and … Continue reading From EDM to Acoustics, Chico Alum Produces it All

Parisppany College Connect: Building College Resources Despite Campus Closures

By: Czar Alexei Sepe Living in New Jersey, we've been pretty hard-hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Of course, you can look up the morbid statistics or read about the tragic stories from my state, but I know from first-hand experience that it's bad — both of my parents are nurses working on the front lines. … Continue reading Parisppany College Connect: Building College Resources Despite Campus Closures

Boston College Juniors Create Foster a Family, Connect Communities in Need

Packing up junior year two months early and heading home to New Jersey, Boston College student Isabel Litterst was disappointed. More than disappointed, however, Litterst felt disheartened, “I was hearing all these stories about people who were in situations I was lucky enough not to be facing,” Litterst said. “These kinds of problems really spoke … Continue reading Boston College Juniors Create Foster a Family, Connect Communities in Need

How To Hone Your Craft: A Musician’s Guide to Conquering Quarantine

By Tom Farley Music has been my go-to way of artistic expression since I was 12 and played Guitar Hero World Tour, introducing me to some of my all-time favorite music and inspiring me to start playing guitar. Playing in groups through high school and college, I only vaguely noticed music in the background of … Continue reading How To Hone Your Craft: A Musician’s Guide to Conquering Quarantine

Sweden’s Alternative Approach to COVID-19, Balancing Normal

A Swedish university student’s perspective Feature by Victor Carlsson It is easy to dismiss and criticize how the Swedish government has decided to deal with the current COVID-19 situation, and many have. Skeptics spanning all over the world have called it “irresponsible” and “disastrous,” but I look out the window and don’t see ghost-like deserted … Continue reading Sweden’s Alternative Approach to COVID-19, Balancing Normal