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  • From Student to Vaccinator: How Nursing and Medical Students Tackled COVID-19

    From Student to Vaccinator: How Nursing and Medical Students Tackled COVID-19

    • May 24, 2021

    BY Yulliete JavierJRN 490 Spring 2021 At the start of 2020, university students never thought they’d experience a global pandemic before graduating. Going from regular clinical hours to now vaccinating their community members, nursing and medical students are tasked with helping with the battle against COVID-19 and its spread by administering the vaccines and treating

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  • Gender affirmation surgeries resume. But trans people still struggle because of the pandemic.

    Gender affirmation surgeries resume. But trans people still struggle because of the pandemic.

    • May 24, 2021

    BY Mike GaisserJRN 490 Spring 2021 Fifi Dosch, a transgender woman in California, started hormone replacement therapy the day before the state lockdown order in March 2020. She was already socially transitioning, and this was the first step in her medical transition. “[Now] I’m prepping up for bottom surgery and all non-essential surgeries are getting

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  • A lost burial: The suspected grave of America’s first published Black poet

    A lost burial: The suspected grave of America’s first published Black poet

    • May 20, 2021

    BY Brianne LeddaJRN 490 Spring 2021 The stones are hidden in underbrush, so obscured that a hiker on the trail nearby – passing only feet away – would miss them. Thorny, waist-high shrubs grow in a circle around the site. The stones rest in a vaguely circular formation, underneath a small tree that bends weeping

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  • The Push for Plant-Based Options in Long Island Schools

    The Push for Plant-Based Options in Long Island Schools

    • May 20, 2021

    BY Kelly AlvaradoJRN 490 Spring 2021 Parents are looking for ways to reduce another epidemic from affecting their children when they go back to school this fall: obesity. Plant-based options in school might be that solution. Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and

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