No fan should be allowed to attend UO athletic events until in-person class, in some form, returns. Throughout the country, certain universities and professional teams have allowed a ‘small’ amount of spectators to attend games. Overall, this clearly leads to a higher chance of contracting the virus. Fans being able to attend athletic events leads to a variety of other events involving social gatherings.
U.S. President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the severity of the virus. My experience with the coronavirus gives me no sympathy for our president, who continues to endanger American lives.
Calloway: COVID-19 cases consistently increase with every day that passes. The University of Oregon can’t claim it puts students’ health first while continuing to keep facilities with high touch points open. To truly put the health of students, faculty and staff first, they need to shut these facilities down amid the pandemic.
Borchardt: Student workers can’t afford taking a day off. We need to work to pay for tuition and living expenses; a day off is lost money. Stop telling us to take a day off — and actually pay us living wages.
Brochardt: The Holiday Farm Fire had a horrific impact on Lane County. The fire ravaged communities and created dangerous air quality. UO chose to shut its doors to its own community when so many were seeking shelter and safety.
Columnists discuss what consequences students should face for disobeying social distancing guidelines, thereby putting others at risk.
Aghel: Every form of cruelty is a tragedy ─ in reality, it isn’t treated as such. It is time we acknowledge our inverted morality. Our need to rationalize human perpetrators of cruelty, as opposed to the irrational framing of cruelty in nature, distracts our ability to empathize with and aid the helpless.
With Oregon shifting back into darker, colder days, seasonal affective disorder will emerge among students. There needs to be an open and understanding dialogue about this disorder, along with other mental illnesses, within our community.
Since the police killing of George Floyd this summer, the United States has been reckoning with systemic racial inequality. This has led to many conversations among activists and commentators about which tactics are most effective in creating change. One camp might say the best way is to vot…