Out of a Job, yet Hoping for Normalcy

By Andrew Otts The week leading up to the closures my panic began to set in. I had spent the last few nights working at my bar, and despite the fear of a pandemic, we were consistently packed. The tension between my co-workers was palpable as we all began to realize...

Watching the Pandemic Arise

By Mitchell Drake On the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, I took a short walk around Downtown Pittsburgh. In Market Square, I saw groups of intoxicated people laughing, taking pictures while clad in green party-wear and cheap beads to celebrate the holiday.  Beside...

To the Future: Take Expert Advice Seriously

By Cordell Conrad When a historic event directly impacts any facet of your life, abrupt changes almost always follow —and the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly no different. Since the novel coronavirus started ravaging the United States, just about every part of my life...

Struggling with Adjustments

By Halle Compton Being stuck at home was not something I wanted to do during my final month of school. But due to unforeseen circumstances, things aren’t where a lot of people want it to be. Personally, I hate being home. I hate being cooped up. It doesn’t help my...