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CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief bill that sends direct payments to Americans and hopes to curb the economic downturn. “I signed the single biggest economic relief package in American history. This will deliver urgently needed relief...

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Respiratory care program loans out ventilators as students are eager to join the battle against COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 26, 2020

The MSU Texas Respiratory program had the privilege of receiving new equipment when Centennial Hall finished construction in Fall 2019. Concerned that this new equipment, including two new ventilators, was "sitting idle" in its department, Provost James Johnston and Respiratory Program Chair Jennifer...

Professors need our patience and kindness amid transition to online classes

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Before today I had a number of different messages I wanted to spread: the hysteria is worse than the disease, the NBA shouldn't have been suspended, it shouldn't have taken a pandemic to get people to wash their hands, we shouldn't be raiding grocery stores, etc. Then a classmate of mine accidentally...

The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

The Wellness Center is ‘good to go’ amid extension of spring break due to COVID-19

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 12, 2020

Recreational Sports and Wellness Center Director Angie Reay sent an email to her employees Thursday, March 12, in regards to the extension of spring break due to COVID-19. “Beginning on Monday, March 23, all group fitness classes and recreational sports are postponed until further notice. Our Directors...

Vinson Health Center Medical Director gives information on COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 12, 2020

As of March 11, America has confirmed an upwards of 1,300 cases of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Some 70 of these cases were respirated from overseas while the other cases were detected and confirmed on U.S. soil. The Vinson Health Center Medical Director and Incident Commander of the Incident...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

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