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Insecurities arise as seniors enter ‘unprecedented’ job market, struggling economy

Maria Montero Silva, Editor-in-Chief Two months ago, seniors were ready to enter a dynamic job market with only 3% of unemployment. Now, students face a different reality where approximately 22 million people have filed for unemployment in three weeks. 

A timeline of what happened in the Spring 2020

Dan Piersma, Assistant Sports Editor To say that 2020 has been unusual is an understatement. The spring 2020 semester began as normal as students returned after winter break to finish out the school year on a strong note. 

Students allowed to gather belongings from residence halls

Kaitlyn Tambasco, Managing News Editor Residential students came back to campus one month after its closure on March 23. Starting on April 19 and until May 9, they are making a two-hour stop to retrieve their belongings from the...

UC introduces new grading policy for Spring 2020

Alyssa McKenna, Social Media Editor Utica College has changed its grading policies for students, Provost Todd Pfannestiel announced April 2. The decision comes after the college made the switch to an online learning environment on March...

UC offers temporary housing for COVID-19 first responders, medical staff

Kaitlyn Tambasco, Managing News Editor The empty Utica College campus will soon receive new temporary residents. Health care staff and first responders will lodge in the campus residence halls during the COVID-19 pandemic in the upcoming weeks.

Cybersecurity program awarded new DOJ grant

Hope Russo, Staff Writer Utica College was awarded a $214,000 grant by the Department of Justice. The college has been working in collaboration with Boston University to develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in the cybersecurity...

2020 Homecoming still up in the air amid coronavirus

Maria Montero Silva, Editor-in-Chief The Homecoming planning committee begins planning activities almost a year ahead of the big event that brings hundreds to Utica College every fall.  Scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4, and with...

Give Day, Student Emergency Fund to support students in need

Kaitlyn Tambasco, Managing News Editor On April 2, Utica College’s Office of Advancement will engage both alumni and friends of the college in a fundraising initiative to support students and areas of the college that are most impacted by...

Early August commencement considered; Pandemic shakes up students’ post-graduation plans

Emily Beck, Staff Writer The 2020 graduation ceremony was approaching quickly, a moment many seniors had been looking forward to since they began their college experience. Due to recent interruptions the 2020 graduation was postponed, targeting the first half...

Health Center recommends taking coronavirus precautions — even if you are young and healthy

Nick McAdam, Sports Editor At the moment, the novel coronavirus disease has spread to a wealth of countries and infected more than 300,000 people across the world. The confirmed pandemic from the World Health Organization (WHO) has caused businesses...