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Feel “Happier” for Olivia Rodrigo’s Seven-Award Win at 2022 BMAs

Rising artist Olivia Rodrigo asserted her influence in the music industry at the Billboard Music Awards on May 15, scoring a total of seven awards. The awards she received include Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album. Rodrigo gained popularity after releasing her
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Stark Hall to be Demolished by Fall Semester

SNHU’s Stark Hall is set to be demolished and replaced by green space by the Fall 2022 semester. Stark Hall was constructed in 1971. Comparing it to modern building standards, “the building type construction [is not] as well built or energy efficient,” according to Lawrence Yassanye, Assistant Director of Capitol Projects. “The value required to sustain the buildings has become unsustainable. The long-term environmental
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SNHU Spring Involvement Fair to Follow Spring Break

SNHU’s Spring Involvement Fair is set to take place during the two weeks following spring break in the Student Center. The Involvement Fair, typically held in the Banquet Hall during the spring semester, was previously rescheduled from January 19 due to ongoing COVID testing the week in-person classes resumed.  However, instead of all the organizations being clumped in one room, there will instead be
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Munchiez Food Truck: Behind The Counter

The student-led Munchiez food truck is open to staff and students during select days and times throughout the week. It is operated by the OL-317 Small Business Management course along with the OL-420 Management Application course.  Departments within OL-317 include marketing, operations, human resources, finance, and research and development. As the course flyer indicates, “OL-317 translates business concepts into real-world experiences through running the
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Mask Mandate and Booster Requirement Lifted

An email sent out Wednesday, February 23, by Executive Vice President of Campus Transformation, Donald Brezinski states that the mask mandate and booster requirement are to be lifted beginning Thursday, February 24.  Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear masks in public spaces. Faculty and staff can still require the use of masks in classrooms and workspaces. Vaccinated individuals that have been exposed
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SNHU Isolation and Quarantine Period Reduced to Five Days

SNHU’s quarantine and isolation guidelines have been reduced to a minimum of five days for positive cases, as announced in an email sent by Executive Vice President of Campus Transformation, Donald Brezinski, on February 1. Unvaccinated students who have been exposed to students with COVID will also be reduced to a five-day quarantine period, while vaccinated students are not required to quarantine after exposure.
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Spring Semester to Begin with Remote Learning

Following winter break, SNHU’s ‘22 spring semester is going to kick off with two weeks of remote learning campus-wide. Students return to classes on January 3. Remote learning is scheduled to end on January 14. "When looking at previous national and state patterns, the first two weeks of January have been a time of sharp increases in community spread. Additionally, we know that our
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Dealing With Burnout

With the transition to campus, staff and students have been experiencing burnout over the course of the semester as schedules and workloads have grown. “I feel like there’s definitely times where I’m stressed out,” said Olukpe Viakinnou ('25). “I have a lot of work I need to get done and have, like, a lot of extracurricular activities that I have to manage as well.”
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Time to “Begin Again” With the Release of Taylor’s Version Albums

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is set to release her album, “Red (Taylor’s Version),” on November 12. It will include all of the songs from her “Red” album (2012) along with an extended 10-minute song and unheard selections from the vault. Tracks from the vault will feature Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, Mark Foster, and Ed Sheeran. "I can't wait til we can dust off our highest
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Mask Mandate To Be Lifted

SNHU President Paul LeBlanc sent out a school-wide email on October 21 stating that the mask mandate will be lifted starting November 1. Vaccinated staff and students will have the option to go without a mask while those who are unvaccinated will still be required to mask up. The decision to pull back on mask requirements was based on the vaccination status of the