With the coronavirus still being highly prevalent within the U.S., despite the uplifting influence of the warmer summertime weather, many institutions are remaining closed or are having limited contact with the public for the time being. Many states across the country have now been in statewide lockdowns for over a month and for some people, the mandate to halt many business’s operations for this period has been too much to bear.
On “Star Wars” Day, May 4, the final episode of the seventh and final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was released on Disney +. The show stars Ashley Eckstein as Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Clone Captain Rex, and Sam Witwer as Maul.
“Earth Day can-and it must-lend a new urgency and a new support to solving the problems that still threaten to tear the fabric of this society […] the problems of race, of war, of poverty, of modem-day institutions […] Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.” – Senator Gaylord Nelson, 1970.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.., Governor Ned Lamont visited Eastern along with some of his cabinet members to host a town hall meeting to discuss workforce education. Roughly 100 people including students, teachers, state activities and journalists from all over the state gathered in the Student Center Theatre to ask the governor dire questions about the state’s future in education, alongside other concerns.
Sequels are risky endeavors. At times they can elevate breakout success stories that outshine the original. Other times, sequels can muddle the original works image by conveying narratives that contradict the authors intent. However, sequels are made with a message and it’s up to the masses to determine if this next chapter will bring the works to new prestige or eclipse the original piece. Such is the case with the twelve issue comic book series “Doomsday Clock,” written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank.
Over the past couple of weeks, talk around campus has bustlingly with news that Housing and Residential Life will be allowing one residence hall, supposedly Nutmeg, to permit students of legal age to drink alcoholic beverages on campus next semester. Last semester, Housing and Residential Life released a survey to students to determine how many students wanted to have a residence hall on campus where students over the age of 21 can freely drink in their rooms.