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Students Plans After COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer During this pandemic, many fun activities that allowed interaction were canceled, such as concerts, amusement parks and common hangout areas, so that state and federal governments can slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Thankfully, vaccine research and distribution to the population has begun. With the state re-opening and moving to Phase Three, many

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Schools Reopening

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer For students with families who live locally, it’s important to understand how schools are attempting to open back up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to handle the delicate balance of Education vs. Public Safety. Locally, the Thurston County school districts are opening up as we inch closer and closer to COVID-19 free schooling.

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Restaurants Expanding their Services during COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been closed to in-person dining since March  2020. Now with Thurston County opening back up, restaurants are following suit with in-person dining at a limited capacity. Governor Jay Inslee has allowed restaurants to prepare for the influx of customers ready to dine in. In addition to the state now

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Domestic Violence on Campus: How to Spot it and How to Respond

Brianna Lopez, Staff Writer Domestic violence comes in many forms and can happen anywhere. On the evening of February 22, it occurred on campus on the third floor of Parsons Hall. The boyfriend of a student became upset around 10:30 P.M. when confronted about potentially cheating on his girlfriend, according to a Lacey Police report obtained by The Belltower.  The

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Homelessness in Lacey, Washington

Brianna Lopez, Staff Writer Homelessness has always been an issue in modern society, especially in largely populated cities, but what is being done about this issue and how are people responding? COVID-19 has caused a large increase in unemployment, which has led to individuals losing their homes. There are different programs that people can apply to in order to help

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Second Round of Phases

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer  Gov. Jay Inslee first announced reopening phases in May 2020 with the Safe Start Plan. It consisted of four phases, and though no county in Washington got to the fourth phase, areas were able to get to the third, showing the beginnings of returning to normal life. Fewer social gatherings with quarantining and testing were required.

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Washington State COVID-19 Relief Bill

Staff Writer, Hillary Thompson Over the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has vastly affected public health and has caused unemployment rates to rise. Companies have created certain vaccines, which have been  in distribution throughout the country. To help the people in Washington who have been affected by the disease, the Washington State Senate has approved a COVID-19 relief bill. 

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