I worry that the facts about this pandemic will be largely forgotten, reducing them — like most facts apparently — to supposedly partisan talking points.
As the end of our school year — and our immediate future — have been thrown for a loop, it can be hard to understand what lessons to take away from all of this. The answer, though, as simple as it seems, is to keep perspective; we’re more equipped to handle this crisis than we think.
Americans tend to come together in times of hardship, but the coronavirus presents a new challenge. Multimedia editor Jake Bedell explains that what we do as individuals makes a larger impact on those around us and encourages The Butler Way.
Over the past year and a half, Pam Crea has sought assistance for an ongoing illness through the HR department at Butler, and has been misguided at every turn. Her medically-advised requests for relocation were denied. The university’s response to her plea was simple and inflexible: no administrative assistant may be separated from their department.
Disclaimer — if you are experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus please go to your nearest facility to be tested and treated. The alternatives I will be listing are not to cure the virus, they are simply to boost immunity, help with minor cold-like symptoms and raise happiness levels during this trying time.
Eventually, the world is going to go back to normal. Once it does, let’s leave these social norms behind.
Social distancing can feel pretty lonely in this age of coronavirus. It doesn’t have to, though! Abby’s here to help with some ideas to help you keep in touch with your loved ones, even though you can’t squeeze them in person.
Throughout this period of uncertainties, the priority is for our reporters to remain healthy, and our commitment is to continue our job as journalists to inform the Butler community.
As coronavirus continues to dominate our discourse, active racism toward Asian communities — known as sinophobia — is becoming more and more prominent. One of the best ways to combat this vile trend is simple: continue to patronize Asian-owned businesses, especially restaurants.
Ultimately, in order to become confident, you have to first be kind to yourself. The rest is just buttercream frosting.