With the COVID-19 coronavirus still on the rise, Shippensburg University students must make the necessary adjustments if they wish to remain on campus. This means social distancing and wearing masks and limiting interactions with others.
Former Shippensburg University forward, Dustin Sleva cemented his name in the SU record books and is now entering his third season of what looks to be a promising career in professional basketball overseas.
Shippensburg University is aiming to keep its students afloat amid a nationwide pandemic where students, faculty and staff must be able to adapt at a moment’s notice if they hope to stay on campus for the semester.
The suspensions and cancellations of sport seasons has become common news over the past few months. However, former Shippensburg University infielder Tommy Baggett is one athlete who still found himself on the diamond playing professional baseball.
As COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the United States surpass the 3 million mark, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, evidence shows the health crisis is disproportionately impacting minorities. In particular, Latino Americans are bearing the brunt of the burden.
Anxiety, fear and stress are a common sentiment as the world navigates the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. From world leaders to businesses and industries to schools and to households, preventing exposure and stopping the spread of the coronavirus is in the forefront of people's minds.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced in a press release Wednesday morning that all athletic events and championships through the 2020 fall semester are officially suspended in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Shippensburg University’s spring class of 2020 will get to celebrate its graduation in a modified in-person ceremony to make up for the cancelation of the traditional May ceremony because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Classes will begin Aug. 17, one week prior to the pre-pandemic schedule listed on ship.edu, and conclude on campus at Thanksgiving break. Finals will remotely occur after Thanksgiving break, according to officials.
There will be no fall break in October, students will instead have to wait until Nov. 23 and 24.
Picture the Dunkin’ Donuts line in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) between 8-10 a.m. on weekdays. Now picture that same line with the same number of people, but this time they are spaced 6 feet apart for social distancing. The line would weave throughout the entire building.
Although Shippensburg University has made many strides toward achieving transparency that should not be discounted, I feel there are several issues the administration has not yet addressed that need to be resolved as it moves forward into a new post-pandemic academic year.
As the light at the end of the COVID-19 coronavirus tunnel ever so slowly materializes, a difficult decision burdens the signal-callers of the world of sports: Should professional sports leagues reboot their seasons, even if the structure of the product does not resemble what it was designed to be?