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After months of questions and concerns, Stan State has announced that it will be holding on-campus Commencement ceremonies for both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 next month. With the first day of ceremonies being as early as May 20, students and faculty alike can now begin a countd…

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Some students may be feeling that classes this semester aren’t as harmonious as the face-to-face classes of the past. With distance learning, asynchronous and synchronous virtual classes have been the only option for students. Considering our schedules constantly change as students and teach…

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On Thursday, April 1, Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn held her first Open Forum in a series of fall Friday forums scheduled to continue each Friday from 3:00 to 4:00. Topics in discussion include a variety of subjects crucial to the Stan State community.

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As students, we have numerous requirements to keep track of in order to ensure that we will be eligible to graduate from college. Juggling all of these requirements can be difficult and sometimes things fall through the cracks. So if you are a senior who just realized that you’ve forgotten t…

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Throughout the course of the pandemic, teaching has drastically changed. While teachers and students around the nation have been struggling to adapt to the new online classroom setting, the Single Subject Credential Program Administration, Stan State alumni and students share their thoughts …

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On Tuesday, March 9, Stan State’s Academic Senate held its fourth meeting of the spring 2021 semester. The meeting consisted of ongoing conversations about the fall 2021 semester, Blackboard no longer being used moving forward, the introduction of Ethnic Studies being a requirement for gener…

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With the COVID pandemic forcing colleges to transition to an online learning format, many students have had to sacrifice the social component of their college experience. For many freshmen, this has made it difficult to form connections and a sense of community on their new campus. 

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March 12, 2020, is the day when every student and staff member at Stanislaus State received an email from Stan State President Ellen Junn announcing that until further notice we would no longer meet face-to-face for class due to the spread of COVID-19. While there was hope that this closure …

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On February 16, career coach Nang Thao hosted an online workshop for the Stan State community that focused on improving a person’s resume. Thao touched upon a variety of topics surrounding resumes, including their purpose, different sections that should be included, how they should be struct…

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On February 10, 2021, Stan State President Ellen Junn hosted the first Q&A of the spring semester. The meeting was held virtually through Zoom and was open to faculty and students. In this meeting, Junn was able to provide answers on burning questions that revolved around the future of S…

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On February 9, Stan State held its second Academic Senate meeting of the spring 2021 semester. Topics discussed included the transformation of academic spaces to accommodate our needs during the pandemic, a new program proposal, a preferred name use policy change, a potential change to gener…

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As we venture into the first days of the spring 2021 semester, students have the chance for a fresh start.

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While many campus programs have adjusted to virtual learning and instruction, there is one area of study that is still feeling the limitations of the online environment: filmmaking. 

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Traveling abroad while studying can become an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, Spring and Fall of 2020 generated a great amount of uncertainty for Stanislaus State’s Study Abroad students and faculty.

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College has not been the kindest to me. It’s been a long, extremely windy road that, after six years, is giving me a degree that is the complete opposite of what I initially sought. 

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Are you interested in social movements happening across the world? Perhaps you are passionate on issues like racial injustices and Indigenous rights. Believe it or not, there are continuous global movements incited to challenge these issues within individual societies in order to restore jus…

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Using your Zoom camera during a lecture allows the professor to make sure students are paying attention and participating. However, students may feel shy, nervous, or uncomfortable by others looking at them or what may be happening behind them.

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The Stan State Writing Center is a helpful resource for many students, which should not be overlooked during distance learning. It is rare that a career does not involve writing in some manner, and even more rare that writing does not factor into one’s daily life. So whether you’re a freshma…

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With finals here, there are several library resources offered to students, digitally. Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian Laura Rocco says that during finals, the Stan State librarians will be extending their chat hours until 8:00 pm Monday through Friday from December 7 to December 18.

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought restrictions that have drastically challenged the routes of communication used by Stanislaus State students, professors, and staff.

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Earlier this semester, Taylor Whitehead led an online Zoom session for Stan State students on how to manage their time and how to study better in order to lead a healthier life. As we approach finals, these tips and tricks are especially relevant. 

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Despite Stan State's transition to predominately virtual instruction and activities, many resources are still available to students in an online format. Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) hosted a “Taco 'Bout It” event via Zoom to showcase the virtual services being offered by Psychologi…

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With the online transition, Stan State professors have been placed into learning alongside the student body. Between the mass implementation of Canvas and needing to adjust their lessons and teaching style to Zoom, they have had their own share of difficulties in the new climate.

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On Tuesday, October 6, the Stan State Academic Senate had its third meeting of the semester, and a prevalent theme during this meeting was that of adapting to the new technologically-dependent world Stan State is operating in. Topics included Zoom equity, course credit, Ethnic Studies requir…

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Preparing for midterms has always been a struggle, but when you add the stress of online learning, that stress is doubled.  

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Finding helpful tools for our academic papers has more challenges now than ever. These days, we cannot simply just walk into the Writing Center like many of us are accustomed to. Luckily, the StanTutor application, which is displayed on your StanPortal dashboard, is there to redirect you to …

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On September 22, the third Academic Senate meeting of the semester was held. As the pandemic continues to affect our learning, some topics regarding online course learning was discussed. Another important task discussed was the adjustments for the future installment of California Assembly Bi…

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In a mostly virtual learning environment for the 2020 Fall semester, students are working to adjust to the new accommodations of online schooling. After the first couple weeks of online instruction, students have encountered many issues and frustrations with some of the new online learning s…

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On September 10 at 6:15 p.m., President Ellen Junn sent an email announcement to the campus community announcing that the spring 2021 semester will continue to be primarily virtual. “Today Chancellor White has asked all campuses to share the announcement that all 23 California State Universi…

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September 8 was the second Academic Senate meeting of the school year. After two weeks of virtual instruction, there was much discussion during Tuesday’s Academic Senate. Topics discussed include ensuring economic and food security for students, changes to student transcripts amid the ongoin…

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At the beginning of 2020, students were preparing for the second half of the 2020 academic school year. These preparations included buying notebooks to take notes in a full classroom, walking around campus, and interacting with friends and acquaintances. The semester started like any other, …

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On May 12, it was announced that all California State University campuses would continue virtual instruction and activities for the 2020 fall semester. In the first Stan State University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) meeting since the announcement on Friday, campus leaders provided some i…

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According to the campus’ enrollment demographics, about 10% of students enrolled at Stanislaus State are undeclared, and experts suggest that this group of students may be facing the same problems between each other. These problems can be resolved with several resources provided by Stan State. 

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The Research and Immersion for STEM Excellence (RISE) program is the unsung hero for science majors on campus. The program helps students, in a variety of ways, to succeed in their chosen field and provides opportunities to work on their own paid research projects.

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Life during the coronavirus pandemic can be hard, especially for college students. Students have been forced to transition to online classes, attend Zoom seminars and learn material mostly on their own. Having to learn from home is already hard and stressful for many as it is, but what about…

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After two years of preparation, the new creative media major has finally arrived at Stan State. Depending on the response that students have towards it, the coordinators in the art department will determine whether the major will continue or not.

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Transfer students coming to Stanislaus State try their best to make a graceful transition into this new campus life, but they may encounter a few hiccups along the way. Whether it be not knowing when to transfer, wondering which classes and units are transferable, or something more simple li…

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In the midst of the coronavirus, events and activities are being canceled left and right, so it may not come as a surprise that the April 11 Writing Proficiency Screening Test (a graduation requirement for all students) was canceled. 

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Schools all over the world are switching to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this transition is crucial in protecting the health of our communities, students may be struggling to adjust to these drastic changes in their education. 

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The second Academic Senate meeting of the semester was filled with plenty of discussion regarding a wide variety of issues. Topics that were discussed in the lengthy meeting included healthcare on campus, changes in the graduate program, changes in the pre-nursing admission process, online e…