On Texas Campuses, Student-Run Newspapers Have Become Crucial Sources of Coronavirus News

On Texas Campuses, Student-Run Newspapers Have Become Crucial Sources of Coronavirus News

texas-campus-newspaper-covid-19On August 18, Rice University’s student-run newspaper, the Thresher, broke the news that one of the school’s eleven residential colleges would move its freshman orientation activities online after two student orientation leaders tested positive for COVID-19. Coming less than a week before the start of classes, the news echoed through the Rice community. Unlike many of its peer institutions around the country, Rice is offering a full range of in-person classes this fall—although it’s also giving students and faculty the option to participate remotely.  The news that two students had tested positive before the semester even began set off alarm bells for some readers. “What exactly did everyone think was going to happen with everyone back on campus?” one commenter responded on Twitter. Another asked…View Original Post

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