Cameras off, please

By Claire Crittendon & Ruth Kehinde – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Digital Editor 

Illustration by Robby Rowe

Living in what seems to be a never-ending pandemic, getting an education revolves around the aspects of using technology, namely, Zoom. While some professors only request students to turn their cameras on, others don’t hesitate to mark blank screens as absent. Turning cameras on should be an option rather than a requirement. College students are able to weigh the pros and cons and should be trusted to decide on their own. 

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Flex classes: a mid-year review of online learning

By Audrey Abbate, Angela Hayes & Emma Ingenohl – 1851 Contributors

At Lasell, a major new adoption is the flex class format. Flex classes are made up of resident, commuter, and remote students with resident and commuter students coming to class in-person, while their remote peers join via Zoom. This new class format is to promote equity in the learning environment and to cater to both students and professors who were given the option to remain at home last semester and this one alike. 

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I didn’t choose the remote life…the remote life chose me

By Ghiz Benzerdjeb – 1851 Contributor

After taking a year off school and going straight into remote learning, I am finally in my senior year. I don’t feel like a senior, though. I wake up and stare at screens for at least 10 hours a day, doing my best to stay grounded in a mid-pandemic world that continues to defy gravity. Here is a sneak peek of my week.

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Are online classes effective?

By Lisa Ortiz & Meghan Carroll1851 Staff & News Editor

COVID-19 has created challenges for many people. Especially, college students. The way we learn differs from person to person. There are visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and linguistic learners. Experiencing both in-person classes and online classes over the past three years, I am convinced that the best way to learn is in a real-life classroom.

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How to: Online classes

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

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Essentials needed to stay focused while doing online classes. Photo courtesy of John Hopkins University.

Since the hit of COVID-19, students were forced to make the transition from going to class in classrooms to clicking into class via Zoom. With being stuck at home, it can get a bit challenging to focus in a place that may feel like a comfort zone.  Here are five ways on how to stay focused while learning from home:

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