Campus Lantern

The Campus Lantern is the school newspaper at Eastern Connecticut State University. The Lantern is run by students, for students and reports on everything hppening around campus. We publish every other week. The Lantern has been in publication since 1945.

The Alien Aviator: Mars’ First Helicopter

NASA finished testing the Mars helicopter destined to be the first aircraft to fly on an alien planet. This alien aviator is set to launch alongside it’s robotic sibling, the recently named Mars rover Perseverance, later this year in July of 2020, despite growing difficulties in society due to the Coronavirus.

How I Felt After Hearing the Cancellation of the Commencement Ceremony

When the President of Eastern announced that classes would resume online for the rest of the semester, my immediate reaction was, “What would happen with graduation?” As it turned out, in that same email, the President announced that the May commencement was also cancelled. Immediately I was met with a mixture of feelings of anger and sadness. Anger, because I spent all this time and money at Eastern, and I did not get to do the one thing I had been waiting for since January.

How to Stay Safe From the Coronavirus

Over the past couple of weeks or so, the virus known as Coronavirus Disease 2019, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has rapidly spread all over the United States and has reached the stage of a country-wide pandemic. Believed to have originated from an animal in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, the disease has since spread rapidly in the tightly populated cities and ports of the country.

2020 Summer Olympics Rescheduled

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic posed a dilemma for the 2020 Summer Olympics, forcing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the games until 2021. The major sporting competitions were scheduled to take place this year in Tokyo, Japan.

Smith Library to Host Human Library Event

In collaboration with the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Unity Wing, the J. Eugene Smith Library is currently organizing a Human Library event for students during the fall semester. Before the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus in Connecticut and the subsequent cancellation of all campus events by the university, this event was slated to occur on Tuesday, Apr. 7, but is now being prepared for a fall occurrence at a currently unknown specific date and time.

Covid-19 in Connecticut and New York

Covid-19 has struck thousands of US citizens locally and nationally. As of Monday, March 24th, Covid-19-19 has expanded and continued to work its way through our nation. This brings the total case number to 875 positive tested cases in the state of CT. There have been 19 deaths and 54 hospitalizations according to Governor Lamont.

The Coronavirus Shifts the Direction of Movie Theatres

In most countries, the Coronavirus outbreak has impacted almost every aspect of life. Schools have closed their doors, cancelled all of their events, and are making all students take online classes from home for the rest of the semester. Many institutions and businesses have been ordered to close down until the virus is contained leaving many people unemployed for the time being. An example of a business that is in jeopardy will be movie theaters.

Predicting the Future of Coronavirus

As many of us know, the illness known as COVID-19, (more commonly referred to as the “Coronavirus”), has made a lasting impact on societies all around the globe. The virus that originated in Wuhan, China has been a major concern for many over the past few weeks, and has continued to spread to 144 countries worldwide, according to President Trump.

Indoor Track Competes at New England Division III Championships

The Indoor Track and Field Season has finally come to a close when Eastern participated in the New England Division III Championships meet. This meet took place over the course of two days. It started on Friday, February 28th, and continued into Saturday, February 29th. The Men’s team and Women’s team also participated in two separate locations, with the men performing at the Springfield College Field House, in Springfield, MA; and the Women competing at Middlebury College in Middlebury Vermont. Not everybody participated in this particular meet, only because the highest ranking individuals in each event were able to compete.