How have Penn State students adjusted to the start of in-person classes for spring 2021? | University Park Campus News

As the first week of in-person classes comes to a close, many Penn State students continue to figure out a routine that will last them through the spring semester.

Some students, like Sam Biederwolf, said the atmosphere started to feel “more normal” than during the remote period since students arrived on campus this week.

“It felt so empty until now,” Biederwolf (sophomore-biomedical engineering) said. “I feel like I’m finally back

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How North Vegas is helping students reverse learning loss in pandemic

Michael A. McShane and Jason Bedrick, Opinion contributors
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2021

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Across the country, students are struggling to focus and retain information with online learning, and many feel they are learning less than past years.

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While many other cities around the country seemed paralyzed by the pandemic, North Las Vegas decided to do something to help families.

Millions of children across the country

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Campus Recreation reopens facilities to help students stay active

To kick off the spring semester, Campus Recreation has reopened many of its facilities for UNC students and staff. These facilities include a variety of indoor, outdoor and virtual options for students to participate in.

Bill Goa, director of Campus Recreation, said the goal is to offer every student an opportunity to safely stay active during the pandemic.

“We have put into place measures to keep our participants and staff

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2 N.J. school districts are putting more money toward students. It’s a model others could follow.

School districts in New Jersey have been forced to adjust to a countless number of changes over the last year in face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But, in the months before the outbreak, officials from two school districts in the Garden State made the decision make changes to share resources and put more taxpayer dollars toward students.

Since the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, a shared services relationship

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What Students Are Saying About Excessive Screen Time, Presidential Priorities and Fashion Statements

Kids, like me, have become attached to their electronics, and it is hard to go a long time without them. There are many harmful effects due to screen time, as many kids are addicted now. Staring at the screen excessively can cause major eye problems, headaches, and a loss of concentration, and productivity. It could also cause kids to be isolated from their family/friends, and to be disengaged from the

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UT Knoxville requiring students living on campus to take weekly saliva COVID-19 tests for spring semester

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)– University of Tennessee students living on campus will have to take weekly saliva COVID-19 tests during the spring semester.

UTK Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the change Friday during the first COVID-19 update of the new semester.

“It is required of students living in university housing to participate in the community testing programs,” Plowman said.

That includes sorority and fraternity housing.

The testing requirement comes in addition to

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UNC-CH graduate students not required to get COVID tests

Most UNC-Chapel Hill students will submit negative COVID-19 test results to the university before returning to campus for the spring semester, and they’ll get tested weekly.

But thousands of graduate students are an exception to that rule.

UNC is prioritizing testing among undergraduate students because that’s where the majority of COVID-19 cases spread this fall and it’s the best use of their resources, according to Dr. Amir Barzin, an assistant

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Richmond County schools work to improve learning transitions for students

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Richmond County School System says about 60 percent of students chose in-person learning this semester, up from 40 percent last semester.

But because of COVID-19 numbers in the county, the district is having everyone start the semester virtually.

“Richmond County has really done a good job for the most part. All they can do to help keep the kids safe,” parent Charmetra Johnson said.

Johnson

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Study finds risk factors linked to COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students

Study finds risk factors linked to COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students
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A study of students at seven public universities across the United States has identified risk factors that may place students at higher risk for negative psychological impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors associated with greater risk of negative impacts include the amount of time students spend on screens each day, their gender, age and other characteristics.

Research has shown many college students faced

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UF students turn to ‘comfort TV’ amid pandemic

When the world turns to chaos, the people turn to television. 

The pandemic was enough to make stress a familiar feeling to 21-year-old UF biology junior Toshita Barve. While she said the early months of lockdown had her mostly bored and restless, the added academic pressure of online classes led her to feel overwhelmed toward the start of the Fall semester. 

Barve said she discovered one of her favorite shows,

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MU students, officials say fall semester was a qualified success

The University of Missouri delivered on its promise of an on-campus experience for the fall semester, students and officials said, but they also acknowledged a need for adjustments during the pandemic and room for improvement.

The semester ends this coming Friday.

Professors have shown a lot of flexibility with students, said Frannie Wilkinson, 24, a graduate student in nutrition science from Kansas City. She and other students interviewed were studying

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“Be patient” | Parents in virtual learning offer advice after KCS students transition online

The transition will last through Winter break, and in-person students will return to their buildings on January 5, 2021.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — What has it been like to have a kid learning from home? We asked a set of Knox County Parents with students from elementary to high school who were learning from home.

“Here’s a couple tricks that might help you navigate this new adventure you are on,”

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College isn’t the same with COVID-19, but Connecticut students are making the most of it

In early October, when Trinity College suspended in-person classes after a COVID-19 spike, Jeffrey Sagun found himself restrained to his dorm for a week. He was determined not to let it get to him.

“I wouldn’t want to wish this on anyone, but the pandemic is happening and we have to accept it,” Sagun said.

Sagun didn’t want to spend his senior year throttled by the uncertainty of a pandemic.

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Free remote learning support is out there, but some Seattle students still can’t get access

Are you looking for resources to help your school-age children through the academic year? From free tutoring to meals and enrichment programs, they’re out there — if you know where to look.

Across Seattle, agencies that typically serve youth and families have reallocated funds, staff and other resources to offer more support. Community organizations and grassroots groups have also stepped up their efforts to help fulfill needs that might normally

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Vermont schools will grill students on their Thanksgiving celebrations, governor announces

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said during a press conference on Tuesday that schools in the state will include new questions during daily health checks  about whether students and their parents attended gatherings outside of their households following the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Scott noted that any students who attend events with more than just their immediate household will be required to either take online classes for a two-week quarantine period or quarantine

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Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota

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College students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota are

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Western Michigan University students hopeful in-person classes will return in 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — Students at Western Michigan, who will now pivot to online learning a few days earlier than they planned, are hopeful they will be able to return to campus in January.

On Monday, Nov. 16, as a line of cars grew at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site set up on campus, students prepared to leave campus. Their departure is a few days earlier than expected, after a public

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UC Davis expands rapid COVID-19 tests for students, staff

More University of California, Davis students and employees who don’t have coronavirus symptoms can now get tested after a rapid saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by UC Davis was officially validated, campus officials said.

About 6,000 more students, faculty and staff members have been invited by email to schedule their first weekly testing appointment, UC Davis announced in a news release earlier this week. The rapid asymptomatic testing started as a

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Students and administrators reflect on making it through an unconventional semester

A look into Butler’s COVID-19 record throughout the fall semester. Photo by Josa Kerns.

KATIE DEAN | STAFF REPORTER | [email protected]

Nov. 6 marked the 9th week of in-person classes at Butler. After a semester of hybrid and in-person classes, canceled sporting events and lots of mask-wearing, there is much to reflect on. 

Throughout the 11 weeks students have been on campus, new positive cases have averaged under 20 each

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