Gossip Squirrel

Dear Gossip Squirrel,

I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about covid on this campus and barely see people who do something about it. What can I do to stay safe?

-let’s be safe

Dear let’s be safe,

It can be difficult to hear rumors about Covid-19 on our campus. Sometimes it seems that we are getting better and sometimes it seems like it’s out of control. The best thing you can do as a student is make sure to follow the school’s rules and gathering mandates that have been put in place. These have specifically been made to keep students safe and to keep Covid-19 spreading down. If these are followed it can reduce not just your personal chances of getting Covid-19 but also your fellow students and faculty.

Dear Gossip Squirrel,

I’m scared to use the gym here at Alma. I’ve never been to a gym before so it can be very intimidating. Will the gym on campus be good to go to?


Dear nervousofgym,

The great thing about going to the Stone Recreation Center is that students of all experience levels go to it to workout. It is a gym that has many options and that is very welcoming. If you are nervous about being around new people maybe go in and just try walking on the treadmill or riding an exercise bike for 10 minutes. Afterwards you can reassess how you are feeling about being in this environment. If it doesn’t feel comfortable throughout those 10 minutes, you can leave but if it foes you can slowly start to transition towards getting to your goal for your workouts.

-Gossip Squirrel

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