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A #SafeReturn in the MLT Labs

By Melanee Terry Medical Laboratory Technology program students Bryiana Mooers and Liz Ward are making the best of this pandemic in the laboratory and in their lives. Both women are navigating their current reality despite changes in the classroom, in the dorms, and in daily life. Bryiana and Liz are both completing a Bachelor’s degree…

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#SafeReturn: Education in Challenging Times

By Melanee Terry College students across the country, including Marge Dickinson, have spent the last months adapting to a new style of education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a senior Education Major with a concentration in Special Education, Marge has been challenged in many different ways, including how to get her student teaching done.…

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#SafeReturn: How to adapt to a global pandemic

By Melanee Terry While many students living on campus are adapting to changes because of COVID-19, commuter students like Justin Ouellette are also facing challenges as they come to campus. Students from across the country attend UMPI, but much of the student body population is made up of people living in Aroostook County. A senior…

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Adapting to Life Far Away From Home

By Melanee Terry Zening Ye, from Nanning City, China, is one of the few international students who has not been able to go home during the pandemic. In fact, he hasn’t been able to get home to China since January during winter break. As a senior in the Mathematics and Business Administration programs at UMPI,…

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#SafeReturn: A Photo Essay

By Melanee Terry All photos by Melanee Terry unless otherwise noted Photo courtesy of Madi Exferd Although campus is quieter than usual, students reunited with friends and faculty on campus. Under unique circumstances due to the new COVID guidelines, students had to create new ways to socialize and stay together.   With some new changes…

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#SafeReturn: My journey back to campus

By Melanee Terry When the Coronavirus brutally hit the United States in March, the only place I wanted to be was back home with my family in California. Once I was home and safe, I was amazed to find out a few months later that UMPI was going to reopen and welcome back students to…

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