Every minute, 20 people suffer physical abuse from their partners according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The pandemic may have slowed economic trends, but unfortunately the domestic violence clock ticks on. Most concerning are the effects social distancing and quarantine measures have had on victim outreach rates. Read more
By Andrea Moreno | 10/23/2020 8:50am
Voting in person is what President Donald Trump wants his supporters to do — but in the middle of a pandemic where students aren't even safe to attend school, how can voters expect to be safe in long lines outside polls?
By Daily Wildcat Opinions Board | 10/22/2020 11:41pm
On Oct. 14, Provost Liesl Folks sent an email officially cancelling Spring Break for the 2021 spring semester. Citing efforts to “limit the spread of COVID-19,” the university replaced the week-long break with a series of five reading days spread out throughout the semester, with one in February, two in March and two in April, with only March 9 and 10 being on consecutive days. This development has sparked the Opinions Board at the Daily Wildcat to put together a statement on not only the Spring Break decision, but also health in the time of online school in general.
By Amit Syal | 10/22/2020 5:56pm
On Thursday, Oct. 22, the antiviral drug, remdesivir, received a full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the first official and approved treatment for COVID-19. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under an emergency use authorization which was issued back in May.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 10/21/2020 3:40pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 Reentry Task Force met Monday morning to discuss the continued measures it is taking to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in and around campus.
By Aidan Rhodes | 10/21/2020 10:55am
Many have been confused about why President Donald Trump didn't take the pandemic as an opportunity to win some much-needed political points from voters other than his core fanbase — the phenomenon of othering tells us why.
By Amit Syal | 10/20/2020 4:15pm
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in virtually every part of the nation, minority groups, namely Native Americans, continue to face disproportionately higher rates of severe infections and deaths due to COVID-19. In Arizona, Native Americans comprise just 5% of the state's population, yet makeup 11% of known deaths due to the coronavirus.
OPINION: An answer to your burning question about mental health through the pandemic — no, you are not alone
By Andrea Moreno | 10/19/2020 11:46pm
Mental health has been negatively stigmatized since the term was first used. While activists worked to bring people safety and comfort to be honest about their mental health struggles, a pandemic hit. Now, talking about mental health is more essential to our safety than ever.
By Jillian Bartsch | 10/15/2020 10:18am
The Office of Provost sent out an official email Wednesday announcing that spring break 2021 is cancelled. The 2021 spring break will be replaced with a series of reading days spread throughout the spring semester, on Feb. 25, March 9, March 10, April 2 and April 21. “This adjustment to the Academic Calendar is a necessary component of our ongoing commitment to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Tucson community and across the nation by reducing travel by faculty, staff, and students," said Provost Liesl Folks in an email.
By Diana Ramos | 10/14/2020 11:47am
Every year, thousands of international students come to the U.S. to get an education. Chinese students comprise the largest international student group in the United States and at the University of Arizona. With the U.S. and China placing the first two places in the world economic leading, these two countries interact with each other regularly on an international scale.
By Amit Syal | 10/13/2020 1:28am
Nearly two weeks ago, President Donald Trump, alongside First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus. In what became his most-liked tweet ever, Trump announced that he would begin the "quarantine and recovery process immediately."
OPINION: COVID-19 may have taken away many things this year, but we can still have Halloween — as long as we stay mindful
By Lauren Borelli | 10/12/2020 1:26pm
As Halloween quickly approaches, many are wondering what the spooky holiday will look like in the middle of a pandemic. With the tradition of trick-or-treating being an activity that seems as if it was invented to spread COVID-19, families will have to be a little more creative to celebrate this year.
By Tia Stephens | 10/13/2020 3:57pm
The ever-resilient University of Arizona essential workers have risen to the challenge and become the unsung heroes in the university's stand against COVID-19. The University of Arizona’s Facilities Management and Student Unions have a combined staff of nearly 1,000 full-time essential workers who work diligently for the good of the campus community despite the risks posed to themselves in this pandemic. The university has in turn set up comprehensive protections and procedures to keep these essential employees safe, and thus far, these protections have yielded positive results.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 10/06/2020 1:50am
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 reentry task force met Monday morning to discuss the continued improvement in virus mitigation and the possible progression into Phase 2 of reentry.
By Jacob Mennuti | 10/06/2020 1:34am
Arizona football head coach Kevin Sumlin has tested positive for COVID-19 and has immediately entered self-isolation following the school’s most recent administration testing, the team announced on Monday, Oct. 5.
By Briana Aguilar | 10/09/2020 8:19pm
Zoom is known globally as the go-to website for online schooling. Although it has made teaching accessible to millions of students, there is no doubt that the company has had its issues. Three University of Arizona professors have varying levels of frustration when it comes to teaching via Zoom. On a scale from one to 10, 10 being the most frustrated with Zoom, the professors' answers varied from three to 10 to even saying that it depends on the day.
Infection, isolation, confusion and resilience: The impact of COVID-19 on group homes for people with developmental disabilities
By Udbhav Venkataraman | 10/02/2020 9:49am
Group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been one of the hardest hit by this pandemic. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities defines intellectual disability as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.”
By Amit Syal | 10/02/2020 9:50am
With over 7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and over 34 million worldwide, experts have been trying to figure out what has led to such an increased transmission of the coronavirus. New research out of the University of Arizona could help to elucidate this question.
By Amit Syal | 09/30/2020 8:28am
Imagine this: It's 2019, and you're leaving the house and remember to bring three things — your phone, wallet and keys. This year, that checklist might be a little incomplete. Without a mask or face covering, you'd be barred from entering a number of different places, including restaurants, hotels and airplanes.