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How Students Spent Halloween

By Connor Lambert, Staff Writer Celebrating Halloween was different this year because of the pandemic. Holidays such as The Fourth of July and Easter, as well as birthday parties and other social gatherings, have already been affected by social distancing guidelines and personal decisions to stay home during these times.…

Resident Assistants Host Podcast

By Whitney Moran, Staff Writer Two students, in conjunction with the Promise office, are starting a podcast about being Resident Assistants. Jack Tomlinson, a junior physical and health education major, and Nick Del Buono, a junior secondary education major, are co-hosting “Beyond the Residence Halls Podcast,” which will first drop…

Nassau Hall Hosts Costume Contest

By Zach Taber, Staff Writer On Thursday, Oct. 29, Nassau Hall hosted a virtual costume contest for its residents. Contestants were competing to win gift card prizes and enjoy the spirit of Halloween. The event was hosted by resident assistant (RA) Francesco Diflora, who has been working hard to keep…

Live Theatre In The Time Of Covid

By Shelley Dean, Staff Writer Editors Note – Zach Taber is a writer for The Pioneer The great white way is at a standstill, with no new shows going up, and no long running shows being able to continue their legacy, Broadway is dark. During this difficult time, many theatre…

Should Campus Reopen?

By Theresa Morrissey, Staff Writer On Oct. 15, University President Kimberly Cline announced that the campus would be  pausing in-person instruction for two weeks. This comes after a COVID-19 outbreak on campus  consisting of over 60 cases in the two week span of Oct. 10- Oct. 23. The outbreak was…

Roe Rehearsals

By Dean Joannou, Staff Writer Despite a semester full of uncertainty due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the cast and crew of “Roe” have used the mantra “the show must go on” during their rehearsal and filming sessions. The crew adapted what was intended to be a live…

Brooklyn Professor’s Research on Parkinson’s Disease Published by The Lancet

By Dante Della Porta, Staff Writer Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic illness that affects millions of families each year. According to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, PD is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. Modern medicine and…

Astros Fall One Game Shy of World Series

By Connor Lambert, Staff Writer After a scandalous off-season, the Houston Astros made it to the American League Championship Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite injuries across the whole team, losing star pitcher Gerrit Cole in the offseason and finishing the regular season with a losing record of 29-31,…

Generation Z Votes

By Theresa Morrissey, Staff Writer The results of the 2020 election will shape the future of America for years to come. With a global pandemic, a potential Supreme Court nomination and healthcare hanging in the  balance, a lot is at stake. A key demographic in the 2020 election for both…

Coming Out Series

By Sophie Quiñones, Staff Writer In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Rainbow Alliance is putting together a video compilation of coming out stories of members of the campus community.   “The video series is a chance for students that are out to help other students that want to come…