Barnes & Noble Layoffs Seem Inevitable Due to Coronavirus

Barnes & Noble Layoffs Seem Inevitable Due to Coronavirus

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Businesses are closing across the country, due to the coronavirus epidemic. As a result, businesses are struggling to pay employees as they stay shut down. Barnes & Noble CEO, James Daunt, writes to workers stating, “The truth is that we cannot close our doors and continue to pay our employees in the manner of Apple, Nike, Patagonia and REI. They can do this because they have the resources necessary; we, and most retailers of our sort, do not.” Barnes and Noble still has yet to shut down all stores, but it is clear that they will face consequences brought on …

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS MAKES OVER 700 TEXTBOOKS FREE!

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS MAKES OVER 700 TEXTBOOKS FREE!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambridge University Press has made textbooks free to access in HTML format until the end of May on Cambridge Core. 700 and counting published books are available on Cambridge Core to assist students and readers in their academic courses and pursuits. The following subjects are provided: economics, law, politics, science, and much more! Please do not wait to take advantage of this!   Cambridge University Press made this public via Twitter with a tweet that reads, “We are committed to supporting our global community of teachers, researchers and learners during the coronavirus pandemic. From …

Stephen King Says: Stop Comparing Coronavirus To ‘The Stand’

Stephen King Says: Stop Comparing Coronavirus To ‘The Stand’

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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic novel by Stephen King. In this novel, a virus wipes out almost all of humanity, which is (thankfully) far from what we are dealing with at the moment. King took to Twitter last Sunday to affirm that the coronavirus pandemic is NOT like The Stand. He states, “No, the coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND. It’s not anywhere near as serious. It’s eminently survivable. Keep calm and take all reasonable precautions.” From that tweet, you can tell that King has had ENOUGH. No, coronavirus is NOT like THE STAND. It’s not anywhere near as serious. …

‘Pandemic,’ A Viral Poem About Coronavirus

‘Pandemic,’ A Viral Poem About Coronavirus

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Given our confinement during this pandemic, we are left to either let our minds rot or put it to use and be creative. Lynn Ungar, a poet from Castro Valley, California, found a way to express herself amidst all of this. ‘Pandemic’ is a short poem about Coronavirus. As Ungar puts it, it is “a viral poem about a virus, that’s funny in a twisted kind of way.” Her reasoning behind this poem was taken from the idea of social distancing. She reflects on the question: how do we socially distance ourselves to prevent the spread of this virus, without …