WE HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.
Letter from the Editor: Courage, Grace, Empathy and Community in the Age of Coronavirus
by Emily Slater
The last few weeks have been a whiplash of ever-evolving information and societal changes as COVID-19 sweeps not only through our country but across the globe. Our lives are not changing by the week but rather by the day, and often by the hour. Schools and businesses are closing, there is economic turmoil, and people are worried about both their health and their impending financial situations. There’s so much information available to us and yet, somehow, not enough. It is a confusing, scary time.
NMC Students Face Changes, Uncertainty Following COVID-19 Restrictions
By Kathryn DePauw
The halls of NMC are empty as the entire campus—the entire Staff Writer country—waits for the full impact of “coronavirus disease 2019,” or COVID-19. On March 17, NMC closed all campuses, including the University Center. The college is currently expected to resume face-to-face classes on April 27, but the struggle to adapt to the new learning environment is being felt by instructors and students alike.
Bernie Sanders Promotes Healthcare and Unity in Grand Rapids Rally
by Nick Moug
On March 8, two days before losing the Michigan primary to Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a rally inGrand Rapids to a crowd of more than 7,500 people. Sanders focused hostility at Donald Trump and rarely mentioned his Democratic opponent, the former Vice President. “We’ve got news for Trump,” he told the crowd. “We are going to beat him, because we are bringing the American people together.”