As the coronavirus panic only continues to become greater and more widespread, media has suffered a harsh back lashing for the methods and strategy in which they have delivered the news about the pandemic as it has evolved over the last few weeks. Many feel as if the media has fueled the fire of panic, and ensued much of the fear that is currently prevalent in the minds of many civilians. However, there is controversy as to whether the media is simply just doing their job by informing the citizens of the current political, economic, and social threats today.
Coronavirus or as it is more scientifically called COVID-19, has been the headline of every news story since it’s outbreak in China. While it seemed to be of minimal concern when it was first mentioned, it is quickly beginning to spread through to other countries including the United States. Brenau University has assured us that they will begin taking necessary precautions to ensure that students remain unaffected by the outbreak.
In less than a month, Yanne Toussaint will end her collegiate athletic career forever. She will no longer dread setting her alarm for 6:00 a.m. every morning. She will no longer have to sit through hours upon hours of bus rides. She will no longer spend long nights finishing that one assignment she didn’t have time to do between practices. When she graduates in May, Yanne Toussaint will board a plane back to her hometown in the Netherlands, and at first she may not look back.
We’ve all played the ‘how far can my eyes roll back into my head game’ as our parents lectured us about making our own choices and remembering that “just because our friends jump off a bridge doesn’t mean we have too”. Naturally, we let their warnings roll off our shoulders and into our dress that’s a little too short and our shoes that are a little too high.