Give us a chance inside Valentine

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor


The grill at Valentine Dining Hall at the end of the dinner rush.
Photo by Mike Maruk.

Due to COVID-19, throughout this fall semester, a lot has changed. These changes include twice-a-week testing, hybrid classes, wearing of masks, and restrictions on individuals going into residential rooms other than their own. Moreover, it affected how the dining services are handled as students aren’t allowed to dine in the Valentine Dining Hall.

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5 pieces of advice for Biden

By Noor Lobad1851 Staff

This year’s presidential election will go down in history as one of the most polarizing elections of all time. With so much on the line for so many people, there has been significant friction between members of opposing parties and among those within the same party. In comparison to the staunch rejection of Hilary Clinton that Bernie supporters felt upon her emergence as the Democratic Presidential Nominee in 2016, a notably higher portion of Bernie supporters — like myself — opted to back Biden in this election in order to prevent a second Trump term. Winning the presidency was an important victory, but the fight is not over yet. Here are five things I believe Biden can do to make former Bernie supporters further embrace his presidency.

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Require the flu vaccine – period

By Noor Lobad – 1851 Contributor

Flu season is officially upon us, as is the subsequent long-standing debate regarding whether or not the flu vaccine should be made mandatory. This year, tensions between those with opposing views are further heightened due to COVID-19, with pharmaceutical companies racing to emerge with a vaccine safe and widely-tested enough for mass distribution.

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DON’T Vote. No, Seriously. Don’t

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

Drawing by Felipe Bida

I know my request will fall on deaf ears and this is somewhat of a lost cause. As of this writing, the United States is a week away from what many are calling the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I’m not saying those people are wrong, but they did also say that about the last one. By now, even those most disinterested in politics have had to endure someone insisting they need to exercise their civic duty and vote. According to NPR, 66 million early votes have already been cast, which is almost half of the total votes cast 4 years ago. And, full disclosure, I myself have already voted. So, why would I be encouraging other people not to vote?

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