COVID-19 Effects on Me

Posted on April 15, 2020

It was January during an advanced English class that I first heard about COVID-19. It was in passing; something was happening in China. Little did I know that it would quickly find its way to my own life. Since then, many things have changed. I have been working a lot less since everything was shut […]

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EOU The Voice Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Monica Plut

Online Recruits

Posted on April 15, 2020

Being stuck at home hasn’t stopped Coach Monica Plut from her recruiting year for Eastern’s Women’s Lacrosse Team. Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), CaptainU, Fieldlevel, and other online recruiting websites are assisting Plut the most in her search. During this unknowing time, she has worked “to really build strong relationships with the potential players and […]

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Tabitha Compton and her dog

The Inner Battles of the COVID-19 Quarantine

Posted on April 15, 2020

After being quarantined, learning from home, and coming to the conclusion that I am going crazy, COVID-19 has had a significant impact in my life. Mental illness can be hard enough to manage when you have proper resources available to you, let alone when resources become unavailable due to being in quarantine. Fresh air while […]

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Rebekah Lu Voice Reporter

A Strange Kind of Peace

Posted on April 15, 2020

I feel changed. I can’t quite put my finger on how, but something in me isn’t the same as it was before Covid-19. Seeing those words brings tears to my eyes; I feel like I’m mourning the loss of a friend. Maybe it’s just the loss of innocence I’m lamenting, or maybe it’s the loss […]

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Paige Dodd's dogs play in the park

My Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 15, 2020

Though certain things in my life have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, I would say I have so far been one of the lucky people who has not been too negatively affected. Currently, no one dear to me has been infected and hopefully that does not change in the days following this publication. Those […]

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Katie Playing Softball

Locked In

Posted on April 15, 2020

My EOU softball games were postponed two weeks, and my mom was flying in the next day, all while I was in the middle of student teaching a class of kindergartners. Someone covered my class while I called my mom to let her know the unexpected news. Immediately, I was scrambling to know how this […]

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Jordan Knape, in the gym

Jordan Knape’s COVID-19 Experience

Posted on April 15, 2020

Jordan Knape is a pretty regular on-campus student, but like his fellow classmates, this term has turned his world upside down. Spring term has come with immense changes, especially for on-campus students who were prepared to be doing face-to-face classes with their peers and professors. This year, Knape is completing his capstone project in the […]

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Ian Crawford Voice Layout Designer

Gazing Long into the COVID-19 Abyss: Terrible Ideas to Pass Unprecedented Amounts of Time with Yourself

Posted on April 15, 2020

The first mistake was giving me space to write. ‘We want a narrative of the pandemic from your location’ they said. Instead this, whatever this is, is what I wrote. Coping with an overabundance of isolated time can be its own form of psychological drain, safe to say. However, from my station here in my […]

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Hannah Smith Working At Home

COVID-19’s Effect on a Senior Art Student

Posted on April 15, 2020

We all know about the Coronavirus and that it has been impacting people’s lives immensely through health, financial, educational, and social aspects. My name is Hannah Smith, and I have also been affected by COVID-19. I am a Senior Art Major at Eastern Oregon University, and I just started my final term where I will […]

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The Voice EOU Men's Head Baseball Coach Mike McInerney

Full Throttle With or Without COVID-19

Posted on April 15, 2020

Already having 16 players committed, Coach Mike McInerney is well on his way to having a full team in time for the fall. Baseball is coming back to EOU and Coach Mike McInerney is the head coach. This is his recruiting year, and with COVID-19, things have changed. No one could have prepared for a […]

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Ella Taggart, Voice Reporter

My Life in the COVID-19 Era: Still Better Than Most

Posted on April 15, 2020

I’ve lost jobs, and am still better off than so many others. A few months ago, my husband and I sat down at dinner, reading to watch something on Netflix (a nightly tradition). We ended up picking a documentary episode called “Pandemic”, where we learned that because of the world we live in now, disease […]

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EOU Professor Rebecca Hartman

A Long Journey Home During COVID-19

Posted on April 15, 2020

While most of us have been seeing COVID-19 unfold here at home, in the United States, others have been experiencing it in other countries. One of those people who have had that difference of experience was Dr. Rebecca Hartman, a history professor here at EOU. She had been teaching completely online winter term and decided […]

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Karyn Gomez, PhD

Distance Learning Affects Future Teachers

Posted on April 15, 2020

Karyn Gomez, the Associate Professor of Education, professor in the Undergraduate Elementary Education Program and the Masters in Science Online Program, is working every day to make sure student teachers and teacher candidates will both be on track to get their teaching license and graduate. Gomez collaborates with her fellow faculty members in the education […]

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COVID-19 Quarantine Life From a Mother in the Medical Field

Posted on April 15, 2020

There is no doubt that the outbreak of COVID-19 has caused families all over the world to change their routines, work from home/not work at all, and to worry about their loved ones. One family in particular, mothered by Gena Haling, gave me an inside look at what enduring COVID-19 is like for parents who […]

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The Wandas Family

Community in the Time of Covid-19

Posted on April 15, 2020

What is a community? Lexico.com offers several definitions of community; one of the first being: “A particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants.” Perhaps the more important one, however, the one that pertains most closely to today’s world, is found a little farther down the list: “A feeling of fellowship with others, as […]

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Alexis Maki Voice Photographer

How COVID-19 affects me

Posted on April 15, 2020

It’s around late January when I heard about several cases where people were getting sick with symptoms that were similar to the flu, which led me to believe that this whole outbreak was a bad case of influenza. However, it wasn’t long until I heard the details of how the Coronavirus was affecting people around […]

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