The effects of prolonged lockdown periods and the transition to online learning and constant worry about close ones’ well-being create a heavy burden, especially as the most stressful time of the semester approaches.
Coronavirus and the hardships of this past year have affected everyone in different ways. However, for everyone, isolation is hard. Stress is as at an all time high for students, parents, teachers, essential workers, and non essential workers. Because of this, it is important to remember the positives.
2020 has been quite the year. It started perfectly normal until one random day in March; our entire lives flipped entirely upside down. Most of us were sent home from school, our jobs, and our everyday lives to spend the next four months inside our homes, just waiting for lockdowns to lift, all because of the COVID-19. The world attempted to return to the way it was before the coronavirus, as governments loosened some restrictions throughout the summer.
New Jersey is currently signing into law what is one of the strictest bans in the United States on single-use plastic bags. The State Assembly and Senate passed the bill on September 24, 2020. It is now awaiting a signature by Governor Murphy, and if all goes as planned, it will be in effect 18 months after being signed into law. It is not clear when the governor will officially sign the bill into law.
As COVID-19 rages on, New Jersey residents will be casting their ballots primarily by mail this year, causing Election Day to look quite different — and Stockton University students are rising to the challenge.
Photo courtesy of semcoop.com.Dr. Nazia Kazi, an eccentric professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Stockton is ensuring her students are well-educated on topics that may be deemed sensitive to the mass media. Dr. Kazi has been a professor at Stockton for 14 years, teaching topics from anthropology, sociology, to American and Africana studies.
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