Covid-19

Get Your Vaccines Against COVID-19, Mountaineers!

Posted on May 12, 2021

This time last year, the world was facing the beginning months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses, families, and schools were undergoing changes that were challenging and unprecedented. This year, vaccines for the virus are being distributed worldwide and many are comforted by this new layer of protection. People in Oregon who are ages 16 and […]

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Covid on The Coast

Posted on March 8, 2021

Walking on the beach here in Tillamook County, Oregon, it is sometimes easy to forget that there is a pandemic or that it has had a devastating effect on tourism and the local economy over the past year. According to a Travel Oregon study from January 2021, spending on travel declined by 58% in 2020 […]

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Mental Health Resources for College Students During COVID-19

Posted on March 8, 2021

All across the globe, people have been impacted one way or another this past year by the COVID-19 virus. Months of social separation, canceled events, and numerous life changes that no one could have predicted have affected people to varying degrees. While states have different rules in terms of gatherings and reopenings, it is important […]

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Katie Silvestri Voice Reporter

Spring in Quarantine

Posted on May 4, 2020

In a time where sadness may be the easiest option, positivity still shines brighter. Every day I find a way to continue into the next with a smile. Going outside for a tan, walking several miles with my mom and sister, playing board games, inventing our own games, watching old movies, playing fetch with my […]

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Stay Busy Not Bored

Posted on May 4, 2020

Courtney Williams is working away on projects while we are all bored and not knowing what to do with this extra time. Her extra time has been spent on selling products online. This keeps her busy while also making a profit. She started through Facebook and her projects sparked some interest. Williams decided to see […]

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EOU The Voice Tabitha Compton

My Positive Quarantine

Posted on May 4, 2020

Being someone who battles mental illness on an hourly basis and other disabilities, I will be the first to talk about how COVID-19 totally turned my world from only kind of slanted to completely upside down. COVID-19 has had one of the largest influences in recent times in every aspect of people’s lives, including mine.  […]

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EOU The Voice Covid-19 online learning

Learning to Learn Online

Posted on May 4, 2020

According to the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), there were 19 million students attending college in the United States in the fall of 2019. So many students, every year, whether doing school part time or full time, embark on their journey for higher education. This school year started like any other, but ended unlike […]

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EOU Counseling Center

How to Counsel During Quarantine

Posted on May 4, 2020

With the craziness that has become society’s new normal due to COVID-19, I was curious to know what measures were being taken for EOU community members when it came to mental health. Luckily, I was able to catch both Marianne Weaver, Licensed Psychologist and Director of the Eastern Oregon University Counseling Center, and Adam Lotfi […]

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EOU The Voice Covid-19 tutoring services

Tutoring Services Are Still Available for Spring Term

Posted on May 4, 2020

COVID-19 had caused Spring term for EOU students to change drastically, and this includes changes to the tutoring services. Before Spring term, the tutoring services were offered in the Learning Center, which is located on the second floor of Loso. The Writing tutors had drop in hours that were utilized by students who wanted fresh […]

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Ella Taggart Covid-19 Personal Reportage

Trying to Keep Sane in an Era of Social Distancing

Posted on May 4, 2020

It’s been said countless times on the news, but we really are in unprecedented times. It’s wild to look back to two months ago and try to remember how I thought the rest of my senior year at EOU would be, and now it’s so vastly different. I thought I would be in class, with […]

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Rebekah Lu, EOU Student, Voice Writer

Little Things

Posted on May 4, 2020

It takes 66 days on average to form a habit according to most of the research that I’ve read this morning. It could be more, could be less; it all depends on the habit that you hope to establish. If it’s something easy, maybe only 21 days. The lockdown started exactly 28 days ago here […]

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Hannah Smith, Voice writer, EOU art student

Light in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on May 4, 2020

With COVID-19 being in full swing and people being quarantined to their homes, optimism and being productive can be hard. During this strange time we are living in, there are ups and downs, but we still need to be able to push through each day. I definitely struggle with seeing the good amongst the bad, […]

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EOU Entry, One University Boulevard La Grande

Public Forum Held by President Insko

Posted on May 4, 2020

On April 13, 2020, Eastern Oregon University’s President, Tom Insko held a public forum using the communication/conferencing service, Zoom, that would address the questions, comments, and concerns of the community. For those of you who are interested but we’re unable to attend, the link to the recorded public forum is eou.edu/coronavirus/. President Insko stated at […]

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Stay Busy Not Bored

Posted on May 4, 2020

Courtney Williams is working away on projects while we are all bored and not knowing what to do with this extra time. Her extra time has been spent on selling products online. This keeps her busy while also making a profit. She started through Facebook and her projects sparked some interest. Williams decided to see […]

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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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