Category Archives: Lifestyles

Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University: Understanding the student organization

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer  Saint Martin’s is known for having many amazing clubs and organizations, one being the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU).  Senior Hannah Salapka, who is a part of ASSMU, discusses the organization and their goals. “We are a senate made up of students from a variety of groups on campus. Our goal is to not

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Stress and COVID-19: How a pandemic has impacted mental health

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer As everyone is still learning how to take care of themselves during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, the question of how we can take care of ourselves mentally throughout these strange times arises.  Psychologists Alexandra Main, Qing Zhou, Yue Ma, and Lina J. Luecken define stress as “best viewed as an interactive process

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Transitioning from in-person to online learning: A rollercoaster ride for all ages

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer After schools moved to virtual learning in March, students, parents, and teachers were faced with adapting to a new normal. Parents had to step into the role of teacher, and many students were forced into hours of staring at a screen or on Zoom calls. It has been a transition for everyone that has left people

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Freshman Perspectives: Online learning and COVID-19 regulations

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer  Following an unexpected end to senior year, this fall semester has continued the trend of unconventional education for the upcoming class of 2024. For some incoming students, they are not receiving the college experience they were expecting nor hoping for. The most stated phrases during incoming student orientation, or Incipio, were “mask-up”

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Office of International Programs introduces new study abroad changes

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer The impact of the pandemic has been felt by students and teachers in their learning atmosphere. Schools have also been forced to change many of their programs in order to adjust to new COVID-19 regulations. One of the more specific Saint Martin’s University programs that has been affected by the pandemic is the study abroad program. 

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Don’t worry, just “B-Val”

Taryn Zard, Staff Writer    There are uncertain times ahead, and with that uncertainty comes fear and stress. Now more than ever, members of the Saint Martin’s community need to illuminate the Benedictine values. When some of the core values have been shaken up, such as peace and stability, people turn towards other values with the hope that they might

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The quarantine routine has Saints in a completely different world

Prya Oliveira, Staff Writer    The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically shifted everyone’s lives. From being able to freely go anywhere you please, to your home being put under a “shelter-in-place,” this has not been an easy transition. With the spread of the virus, Saint Martin’s has decided to move students to online learning. Some students shared how their daily routines

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