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UPDATE 03/04: According to LMU Communications, registration has opened for outdoor recreation spaces. This will include Drollinger Field, a walk/run path on campus and the tennis courts. Reservations are limited to five people per activity and must be made three days in advance. Students wit…

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Currently, in L.A. County, distribution of the highly sought-after COVID-19 vaccine is limited to those who are 65 years or older or so-called frontline workers, according to the California Sun. The discussion of vaccine waitlists and tiers has provoked the debate over who should get top pri…

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Do you ever look into a dog’s eyes and wonder what is going on in its head? With the beginning of a new year, many of us are hoping 2021 will be nothing like the previous year. I have been contemplating what the new normal will be like in a post-pandemic world, leading me to ask questions li…

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In the midst of the worst COVID-19 spike the U.S. has seen yet, Los Angeles County is facing another challenge: COVID-19 tests may not be as reliable as experts had hoped. As questions about the validity of the Curative SARS-CoV-2 test unfold, it is the responsibility of the company behind t…

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2020 has been far from a normal year for sports in this country. Beginning with the NBA shutdown in early March, the pandemic disrupted sporting competition in a nearly unprecedented manner. Both professional and collegiate athletes alike have been forced to grapple with COVID-19 and its hol…

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Two drug companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have both applied for FDA emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccines. However, even if the vaccines are approved, it seems likely that the U.S. government will decide to parcel out the vaccine doses over the coming month, giving first priority to those w…

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The best word to describe this year would be bleak. At the beginning of 2020, the possibilities seemed endless; yet our current situation feels less than cheerful. Days feel endless yet this semester has practically flown by with finals week just around the corner. A completely remote class …

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COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing around the country as talks of more shutdowns begin. We sat down with Dr. Hyslop, Medical Director of Student Health Services at LMU, to talk about the rise in cases and the impact it will have on LMU during this upcoming flu season.

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LMU is planning on “limited, low-density” in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester, according to an address from Provost Thomas Poon. Classes are being scheduled online until the University can receive clearance from public health officials. L.A. County must improve in COVID-19 cases f…

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Are we there yet? The continuous question, commonly uttered during long car rides, has been at the forefront of my mind. With a completely remote semester, many students may experience a mid-semester slump. Feelings of anxiety for looming midterms, stir craziness from being cooped up inside …

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Whenever more of us actually end up returning to campus, LMU needs to have infrastructural protections against the relatively new natural disaster of COVID-19.

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When I first wrote about COVID-19’s impact on campus in April, I said that LMU should “not [attempt to] re-open campus until the spring 2021 semester.” I regret being that optimistic.

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Life as a Lion is going to look wildly different in the fall semester. For the majority of students, education will be conducted exclusively online, health and safety regulations will be heavily enforced on the campus and the University will only house 30% of its normal capacity for on-campu…

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Update: July 14, 4:30 p.m.: The Trump administration’s decision stating that international students studying at universities in the U.S. that have gone completely online in the fall will have to transfer to a school with in-person courses or vacate the country has since been rescinded, as an…

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To keep the Lion community informed of the frequent changes and impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our University, below is a timeline of updated campus information. 

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June 8, 10:00 a.m.: Administration released a community update on June 5 that elaborated on President Synder, Ph.D.’s previous announcements about the fall semester. 

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After being in online classes for a little over a month, the challenges of COVID-19 have left students unmotivated and worried about how they will occupy themselves once school gets out.

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"Our goal is to return to our campuses next semester," read a message sent out to the LMU community by the Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon on Tuesday, April 28. 

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Update 4/30/20 12:59 p.m.: LMU released a statement on Tuesday after this article was published that campuses for in-person instruction are planning to re-open safely, under multiple scenarios and with consideration for social distancing and public safety. The article has been updated to ref…

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On Earth Day, the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in West Los Angeles is typically bustling with over 100 volunteers working on restoration projects as part of an annual event held by the Friends of Ballona Wetlands (FBW) organization. However, on Earth Day this week, the wetlands sat de…

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Shortly after announcing the move to online classes, LMU released a message stating that the deadline for Credit/No Credit grading had been extended and that “graded courses taken on a credit/no credit basis will count towards fulfilling Core, major, and minor requirements during the spring …