Xavier Experiences Two Sets of Freshmen

By Leah Clark, Staff writer As the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year begins, it is apparent that this year is different from others as many feel that there are two sets of freshmen on campus. Of course, there is the actual freshmen class of 2025, but a portion of the upperclassmen are also considered to be freshmen in a sense that they were not able to receive what some would call a “full” college experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This second set of “freshmen” are the sophomore…

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Xavier Students Adjust to College Experience During a Global Pandemic

Santerrius Barlow, a graduate student at Xavier University of Louisiana majoring in mental health counseling, sits inside Xavier South. Barlow is from Griffin, Georgia and is on Xavier's track and field team. This semester, Barlow has been taking online classes and lives off campus at the Hilton Riverside hotel.

Santerrius Barlow, a graduate student at Xavier University of Louisiana majoring in mental health counseling, sits inside Xavier South. Barlow is from Griffin, Georgia, and is on Xavier’s track and field team. This semester, Barlow has been taking online classes and lives off-campus at the Hilton Riverside hotel. Since the COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020, for the past two semesters, students at Xavier University of Louisiana have been trying to adjust to online learning and a new college environment.  Students shared they had a fear of the unknown and…

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Nationwide School Shut Down

Students around the country did not expect an abrupt end to this school year. The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down for the rest of the school year and move classes online. The once filled school hallways were cleared immediately to prevent the highly contagious disease from spreading. The soon to be high school graduates were greatly affect after the shutdown. All senior activities, like prom and graduation, were canceled until further notice. Students like Elon Brown, a high school senior at The Chicago High School for the Arts…

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Practicing dentistry during the Covid-19 pandemic

Prince George’s County, Marlyland is not only a center for affluent African Americans, but also for coronavirus cases. The COVID-19 virus has changed life for many, with over 9,000 in the county alone.One dentist , Dr. Richard M. Lipscomb, has also had to change how he does things due to the virus. The Woodmore Dental Center where Lipscomb sees his patients regularly usually has a fully booked schedule, now only emergencies are allowed to come in. “We aren’t allowed to see patients right now due to the order in place…

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