There’s just about a month left before the Fall 2020 semester ends, and as we head towards Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to thank our readers and our staff who make this publication possible. Thank you and stay safe as you make plans for the holiday season… and best of luck for a good end to your semester.
Now onto the news –
Just before the polls closed in Maryland, The Sting staff shared their plans for election. night. For many, it involved trying to deal with high anxiety in healthy (and not-so-healthy) ways. For the staff, as election day turned into election week, we managed to pull through just fine.
Honeycomb Hideout provided some advice on dealing with friends who may not be taking the pandemic as seriously as they should be. For people who don’t have preexisting conditions or know someone who does, it can be difficult for them to comprehend why some need to adhere to social distancing more strictly than others. HCHO offered some great insight on ways to spend time with others while staying physically separate.
Editor-in-chief Leonard Robinson chronicled the many states which pushed forward legislation legalizing various drugs on Election Day. In addition to the slew of states that have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana usage, Washington D.C. decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms and Oregon decriminalized all drugs.
Probably the biggest news of the last two weeks was that Joe Biden was projected by the Associated Press to become the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris made history as well, become the First African American, South Asian and Female Vice-President elect in US history.
History Club – Discussion with Dr. Daniel Immerwahr
On November 10, the History Club hosted a discussion with Dr. Daniel Immerwahr of Northwestern University to discuss his book, How to Hide An Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States. You can view the insightful discussion here.
Tony Sheaffer is managing editor for The Sting.