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How Covid saved my love life…well, kinda

Sarah Michels February 11, 2021

Shockingly, I didn’t find my Prince Charming during the past year of quarantine. I found something better—a foolproof excuse for my perpetual single status. I finally had an excuse for my parents,...

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Quarantine: not a piece of cake, a bowl of cereal

Luke Schlake September 1, 2020

If quarantine taught me one thing, it’s that the grocery bill for the appetite of three quarantined men is ungodly.Lucky Charms cereal was, without a doubt, the most consumed product in my household...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Another school year, another transition

Ryder Noah From August 10, 2020

This is the final installment of Ryder's "Quarantine Depression Diaries" column. You can find the other installments here. About a month ago, I had a dream where I was back on campus in the student center....

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: My shifting body image

Ryder Noah From April 27, 2020

Everyone on social media has seen those quarantine memes about people’s bodies deteriorating because of the quarantine; and not in the I’m-eating-too-many-unhealthy-snacks-that-will-lead-to-heart-issues-down-the-road...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: A reflection on the true essential workers

Ryder Noah From April 19, 2020

This is the third installment of Ryder Noah's newest column, Quarantine Depression Diaries. When in school, the cliché way to convince students to work hard is by making them afraid of working at McDonald’s....

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: A self-isolated funeral

Ryder Noah From April 12, 2020

This is the second installment of Ryder Noah From's new column, Quarantine Depression DiariesTuesday night, it wasn’t the coronavirus that got my grandpa, it was being old and ready to go. We all knew...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Back to the bad place

Ryder Noah From April 9, 2020

This is the first installment of a new column by Ryder Noah concerning daily life struggles in quarantine. The screech of the lawnmowers. The cookie-cutter houses. The three schools right next to each...

Emily Girard and her father at Charlie Browns, a local Lexington restaurant and bar, before the coronavirus pandemic.

How my immunocompromised family changed my perspective on isolation

Emily Girard March 30, 2020

Students’ lives have become very different very quickly. We’ve all been yanked out of our normal lives and shoved back into our houses lest we contract COVID-19. A lot of people, including me, have...

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High hopes and realities of a college freshman: my first year is over

Ryder Noah From March 29, 2020

Some say that anxiety is like the whole world is ending and the person experiencing the anxiety attack is the only one who notices because everyone else isn’t in that world of fear.As someone who has...

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