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The Green Bandana Project

The Green Bandana Project

Have you seen people with bright green bandanas on their backpack?  It's not a sign of secret society or some new fashion trend you haven't heard of. The green bandana means that person is an advocate for mental health. The Green Bandana Project is a national...

How to Safely Share a Bathroom during a Pandemic

How to Safely Share a Bathroom during a Pandemic

Having a personal bathroom is ideal because it provides the most amount of protection against contracting COVID-19.   On the other hand, sharing a bathroom with others is considered a form of close contact. This means that if you share a bathroom with roommates,...

The Pros & Cons for Pass/No Credit Classes

The Pros & Cons for Pass/No Credit Classes

With most people taking several or all online classes, learning during a pandemic can be a struggle. You might be worried (I know I am) about how your semester grades might look like while you’re adapting to a new learning environment. For example, I personally have...

How to Safely Run Essential Errands During a Pandemic

How to Safely Run Essential Errands During a Pandemic

I get it: at some point, you need to leave your room to run essential errands. We’ve all got to do it. But before you head out the door, here’s what you need to know about the risk.Low Risk – Contactless Delivery   Getting your essential needs delivered right to your...

#CountOnMe: Share a Sticker, Get a Sticker!

#CountOnMe: Share a Sticker, Get a Sticker!

There are a lot of uncertainties with the pandemic. What we do know for sure is that the only way we get through this global health crisis is if we all step up and do our part to protect our campus, our community and our college experience. We’re counting on all...

The Ins & Outs of Hooking Up During a Pandemic

The Ins & Outs of Hooking Up During a Pandemic

Let’s talk about sex.  Having sex is your choice. You should never feel pressured or rushed into having sex.   Always make sure to ask for consent from your partner. Consent is a verbal agreement between people about how and when they’re comfortable with being...

5 Helpful Online Tools for Academic Learning

5 Helpful Online Tools for Academic Learning

Now that many students at Winona State are experiencing “Zoom University,” or a college experience that is largely online, it may seem like class work is more manageable.  Without having to worry about commuting or finding their classrooms, students now have a lot...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Zoom Breaks

5 Ways to Maximize Your Zoom Breaks

Now that classes have started this Fall, you’ve probably gotten comfortable with your day-to-day routine. Class, work, eat, sleep, repeat. If you’re enrolled in multiple online courses, especially those that are back-to-back, sometimes you only have 10 minutes or less...

Isolation vs. Quarantine: What’s the Difference?

Isolation vs. Quarantine: What’s the Difference?

Have you been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or are you experiencing symptoms? You may be asked by your health care provider to self-isolate or quarantine.     These words have been used interchangeably because they both require you to stay home...

My COVID-19 Story: “I Thought It Was Just a Cold”

My COVID-19 Story: “I Thought It Was Just a Cold”

This is the story of a real WSU student who preferred to remain anonymous. Right now, the slightest cough puts everyone on high alert.   Could it be… COVID-19? Or is it just a common cold? I struggled with these questions.       This summer, I’d been trying...

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