Letter from the Editor

Darby Murnane, Editor-In-Chief Dearest readers,     We close out the year with the spring’s final issue of the Farmington Flyer. As with the previous issue, we are still solely online with our contributing writers and reporters scattered across Maine and the U.S. Our...

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Farmington Businesses Work Through COVID-19 Together

Taylor Burke, Contributing Writer     Farmington’s essential businesses are working hard to serve their communities through the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), but since Maine Governor Janet Mills mandated the stay-at-home order, this hard work doesn’t come without...

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Health Care and COVID-19 in New Jersey & New York

Brooke Valentin, Contributing Writer     Health care workers are in higher demand than ever before due to the sudden and wide spreading Coronavirus pandemic. They are on the front lines daily fighting against the virus and putting their own health at risk to help...

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Professors Adapting to Emergency Remote Teaching

Andrea Swiedom Staff Reporter     UMF professors adapting coursework to online platforms last minute has posed some unique challenges, but has also resulted in some positive surprises. Depending on the discipline, the transition has been as simple as utilizing...

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Resident Students Adjusting to a Desolate Campus

Andrea Swiedom Staff Reporter     Less than 90 students now reside on UMF’s campus in Scott Hall after the university officially closed all other dorm residencies on March 19 in response to COVID-19. The students living in Scott must now adjust to a condensed version...

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Two Pirates Die as Six Pirates are Born

Taylor Burke Contributing Writer     An eerily quiet Friday night on campus had seniors Brock Bubar and Hailey Craig dunking their heads in water during what would be their last show as the Lawn Chair Pirates. Despite the recent closure of the school due to the...

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Letter to the Editor: A Student Dancer’s Grief

Dear Editor,     I write to you as a member and Co-Captain of the UMF Dance Team. The spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has greatly affected many on our team. Every year, the team works hard to perform at TD Garden on the court of the Boston Celtics. This...

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