‘Dixieland Delight’ and Few Masks in Sight: Reflections on sheltering at peak capacity

Faced with a long day of tornado watches and warnings, many students took advantage of the storm shelters on campus, protecting themselves from the risks of severe weather while accepting the potential health risks of sheltering in close quarters.

The University on Wednesday morning suspended normal operations after 11 a.m. because of the high risk of tornadoes and severe weather in the area. All classes, online and in-person, were canceled.

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Lockdown is even harder to bear knowing the end is in sight

It ought to make lockdown easier, knowing that the end is in sight. Instead, I feel temptation bubbling up inside more strongly than ever. A run of precociously sunny days hasn’t helped; or rather, it has helped enormously, reviving the spirits with that hormonal rush of vernal optimism that accompanies the opening of crocuses and the unzipping of winter coats.

But spring fever is not conducive to obedience. Neither, it

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