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Is Halloween 2020 cancelled?

With the fall season quickly approaching, many have questioned whether they will be able to celebrate the fall festivities this year, especially Halloween. Every year people get together and celebrate a fun Halloweekend. People were really excited for Halloween 2020 since it was going to fall on a Saturday and people can celebrate all weekend.    Due to COVID-19 many have had to adjust to new gathering rules. Some have even wondered if it is even worth getting together this year. Then there are many people who still plan to...
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Not a Normal Semester

By Samantha Medina   As the fall semester reaches the halfway mark, students at Colorado State University Pueblo are starting to get used to all the new changes brought on this semester due to COVID-19. With mask mandates, online classes, social distancing, and virtual events, students have had to adjust to the new school year.   Students like, Isabel Garcia, have had to spend the first semester of college all from the dorm room. “I was not expecting any of this for my first year of college,” Garcia states. “Although...
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Adjusting to a new normal

By Samantha Medina After over six months, people have had to adjust to new lifestyles due to COVID-19. Mask mandates, social distancing and staying at home has made life difficult by limiting the usual daily activities. People are adjusting to the new normal and maybe even liking the new way of life.  Rachel Garcia of Pueblo has enjoyed the mask mandates and has created a mini business of her own by making her own masks. “I love that I am able to create cool different styles with masks,” Garcia says....
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New Normal for Chile & Frijoles Festival

By Samantha Medina   This year’s Chile Frijoles Festival was definitely one to remember. With the social distancing rules and limitations on the amount of people, the chile fest was not the same. In previous years, the chili fest was always filled with locals and people from out of town and state shoulder to shoulder walking through the streets of downtown Pueblo.   This year there were only 175 people allowed per area which is very low compared to what is usually seen. There were two lines of people waiting...
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Donations for Winter Necessities

Samantha Medina   As we move into the colder months, more and more people are in need of warm clothing as they prepare for these cold months. The individuals and families who cannot afford to purchase these winter necessities look to donation centers for help. Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provides services “in an atmosphere of love, hope and purpose.”   Items that they need on a regular basis include clothing, hygiene needs, and foods. These items will help those in need and provide them with what can keep them safe....