WE HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.
COVID-19 Flips Campus Life
by Emily Slater & Kathryn DePauw
Teresa Noah left campus early last spring with a feeling of unease. She, and many student residents like her, did not fully understand what leaving halfway through a semester meant.
The college made the decision on March 13 to pivot to virtual instruction. Campuses were fully closed and remote work for campus employees went into effect on March 17. NMC president Nick Nissley released an open letter to students and employees on the same day, explaining the decision.
The Troubling Rise of QAnon
by Nick Moug
Over the past few years, a conspiracy theory centered around the presidency of Donald Trump has found its way from fringe internet message boards into mainstream politics in the form of QAnon. In a recent press briefing, when asked for his thoughts on QAnon, President Trump responded, “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate.” When pressed about its tenets, Trump nonchalantly replied, “Is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing?"
Universal Basic Income
by Randi Upton
At the beginning of March, the United States was surprised by COVID-19. Businesses shut down as people feared a virus that was new. On March 23, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a stay-at-home order for the state. All non-essential businesses closed, including restaurants, who were only allowed to offer take-out and curbside service.
Soon after the shutdown announcement, I was called in for an all-staff emergency meeting at one of my jobs...