Derek Swanson

Vaccine
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College students should be first to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine

It’s finally here. The third vaccine to get emergency approval from the FDA, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose that provides incredible protection against COVID-19. The vaccine has shown 66.3% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 infection, and it has also demonstrated 100% effectiveness in preventing severe disease or hospitalization. That means that on the […]

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restaurant
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Stop shaming people for going out responsibly

Since Feb. 4, every region in Illinois has maintained the requirements needed to operate at Phase 4 mitigations. That means bars and restaurants are open for indoor dining at reduced capacity, and other activities that had been suspended, like indoor fitness classes, are back in full force. Even at such establishments, many precautions still remain […]

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Biden presidency
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Biden’s success as president will be determined at 100-day mark

Joe Biden has a lot of promises to live up to. This time around, American lives depend on his ability to meet the mark with some of his largest promises, most notably the effort to get 100 million people vaccinated by the end of his first 100 days. It is a bold promise, certainly, though […]

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clothing drive
Campus Life
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Delta Sigma Pi Organizes Month-Long Clothing Drive

As the last days of summer weather begin to give way to the chilly fall months, having warm clothes becomes more than a fashion statement for many people; it is a need that is not always met. To fight warm weather clothing insecurity, the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity has organized a month-long clothing drive to […]

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