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Phase 1B expands COVID-19 vaccine access to frontline workers, anyone aged 55 and up

Harley Frizzel, Senior News Reporter March 9, 2021

As Thursday marks one year since the nationwide start of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, South Carolina has recently moved into Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination effort.Governor Henry McMaster...

The South Carolina State House in Columbia.

Gov. McMaster lifts ban on bars selling alcohol after 11 p.m., allows large gatherings without approval effective Monday

David Ferrara, News Editor February 26, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster announced Friday afternoon that bars may resume selling alcohol after 11 p.m. and that organizers of gatherings greater than 250 will no longer need to seek approval from the state,...

The Best Western Plus’s indoor atrium has indoor balconies or windows for rooms that are not exterior facing.

Student Affairs announces improvements to isolation and quarantine for students

Lauren Resurreccion, Senior News Reporter February 22, 2021

A survey sent to students in isolation and quarantine during the fall semester revealed a mix of responses to the university’s procedure, causing Student Affairs to adjust their continued plans for...


Fiery debate at Clemson City Council meeting precedes vote to extend COVID-19 emergency ordinance

David Ferrara, News Editor February 16, 2021

Downtown Clemson business owners, Clemson students, and city residents called into Monday’s City Council meeting to voice opposition to extending the city’s COVID-19 emergency ordinance,...

Cooper Library with students walking down Library Bridge, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reservation required: Clemson’s COVID-19-friendly study spaces

Krishna Patel, Senior News Reporter February 1, 2021

51 out of 602 people reads the informational screen, visible outside of the window and on the wall of Cooper Library. Clemson University is tracking building occupancies, requiring reservations, and enforcing...

Study Hall has recently come under fire for hosting a concert despite City of Clemson COVID-19 restrictions.

Downtown bars juggle business and safety amid COVID-19 restrictions

Summer Robinson, Senior News Reporter January 19, 2021

In downtown Clemson, bars are grappling with the challenge of maintaining their businesses, paying employees and keeping their doors open while also observing capacity limits and mask mandates enacted...

The Greek Quad includes many of the residence halls for fraternities and sororities on campus in addition to those in the Horseshoe (such as Barnett Hall).

Financial incentives, free parking passes, discounted dorms: Clemson’s displacement of sorority housing at beginning of fall semester

Caroline Renee Henderson, Junior News Reporter December 17, 2020

More than 50 sophomores in two sororities had to wait nearly a month to move into their home in Barnett Hall at the beginning of the semester due to COVID-19 restrictions.Then came the bad news. No sooner...


COVID-19 vaccines near completion

Krishna Patel, Copy Editor November 30, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, threatening and devastating the lives of millions, governments and multinational corporations have been racing to find a vaccine. The virus, afflicting...

The Best Western Plus’s indoor atrium has indoor balconies or windows for rooms that are not exterior facing.

What happens if you are exposed or test positive for COVID-19 at Clemson? Here’s what COVID-positive students say to expect

David Ferrara, Senior News Reporter November 30, 2020

With the fall semester coming to a close and an estimated 18.72% of Clemson University students having tested positive for COVID-19, there has been a wide range of experiences from those with the virus....

Per capita measurement of cases can be an effective tool to compare the number of weekly reported positive cases among areas where population can differ. The state of South Carolina has a population of 5,148,714 according to the U.S. Census in 2019, compared to Pickens County at 126,884 and Clemson University’s student population of 25,822. Clemson University’s cases spiked after the start of the fall semester as well as before and during on-campus move-in, but the cases have started to realign with the trends of South Carolina and Pickens County in recent weeks.

COVID-19 and Clemson: Providing the full context

David Ferrara, Senior News Reporter November 11, 2020

On Jan. 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first COVID-19 case in the United States. Nearly 10 months later, the number of cases spiked, setting national and state...

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