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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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By Becki Bowman 7:30 a.m.—I wake-up. But really, why? There’s nowhere to go or be this early. I can hear my younger kids talking and laughing in their room. It won’t be long before they come to get me. I’ll just close my eyes for a couple of minutes… zzzzzzzzzz. 8:05—“Mama?”...
By Donalvon Shaw As McPherson College faces tough times during the COVID-19 outbreak, the school has begun looking toward the fall semester academically and athletically. As the new class of first year-students gets ready to face their new beginnings here at McPherson, coaches across campus are getting ready to face the next season of...
By Tom Hurst * I remember learning to use a multi-party, rotary dial telephone that sat on a corner desk, my parents’ first phone. * I remember learning to use a single-party, rotary dial telephone hung on the wall. * I learned to use a manual typewriter in...
By Tiffany Slechta When reflecting on the last few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe it is safe to say it was, and still is, very surprising. In its own way, it’s amazing that a world so active and populated can hold silence and restraint. Being a part of this moment in history...
By Meghan Smith After being sent home from McPherson College, life has not been the same. I was devastated when I received the news that classes would be moving online. I never really noticed how much I loved interacting with my professors, faculty and other students daily. I was so sad, because I knew...
By Mason Duffey On March 17, 2020, McPherson College announced that it will “complete the second semester remotely using online technology beginning on March 30.” This new plan for education stirred up even more stress, questions and some discontent from some students, especially the restoration majors. As a restoration major myself I wondered how...
By Raegan Kleppe On March 31, 2020, McPherson College had their first day of online classes since being sent home amid the Coronavirus outbreak. No one was prepared for this, not professors, administrators or students.  Everyone knew it was going to be a difficult transition, but everyone at McPherson College knew that we were...
By Michael Dudley A couple of weeks ago I came to campus to grab a few things out of my office and check the mail. As I walked over to the union, it struck me how quiet it was. I was literally the only person on what typically would be a day of students,...
By Marcus Fernandes It all started with an extended spring break. Who would not like that? In a normal situation, every student in the world would be happy. That was not the case for March 2020. At that point, an extended spring break was showing me that the Coronavirus was a simple flu coming...
By Julia Largent When I first heard we were moving to remote learning, I was both stressed and relived. Stressed because I’ve only ever taken online courses, not taught online. Relieved because I believed it was the appropriate thing to do for the safety of our campus. Even though I was immensely sad the...