‘Ultimate’ college town left deserted amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgFacebook + posts Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ ReddIt COVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications ReddIt Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ COVID-19 impact on Las Vegas Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoodscenter_img printLike all college towns nationwide, social distancing in Boston has had a major impact on life for a city with nearly 15 percent of its population consisting of college students.More than 694,000 people live in Boston this year, according to the World Population Review. It is known to be a large, highly populated college town with 35 colleges and more than 100,000 students.In the state of Massachusetts as a whole, there have been over 15,000 cases of COVID-19 and 356 deaths, according to the CDC. Over 4,000 people have recovered. Having such a large population of college students can cause a different kind of impact from COVID-19.Kelsey Boch, a first-year contemporary theater major at Boston Conservatory has lived in the Boston area both in and out of college. “Boston is like the ultimate college town,” Boch said. “I think just having all of the students get up and leave in the middle of the semester is wild especially for a city like Boston where the student population is huge.”Luke Manory is a senior at Boston University who, like all seniors nationwide, will not get to have the traditional college experience during his last semester.“It’s been pretty miserable,” Manory said. “My senior spring in its entirety has been ruined.”Manory said one of the most noticeable changes for him is the city itself. “The atmosphere is somber and there are way fewer people on public transport and walking throughout the city itself,” he said. “Living next to the Fenway area, it’s shocking to see the number of restaurants that aren’t open and the people I’d expect to see walking around when opening day is ‘theoretically’ right around the corner.”Two women practice social distancing while talking on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston during the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Merrick Gregory, a Boston native who is home from her school, thinks the city is handling the situation well because of the city’s sense of community even during uncertain times.“Boston has such a general sense of community,” Gregory said. “I think that we are doing well and taking care of each other because we do genuinely care about each other and our city.” “The other day I went to get ice cream with my sister and a woman offered to pay for our ice cream which was such a little thing but so nice and representative of the type of people that live here.”Merrick Gregory, Boston nativeShe expanded on this by talking about small businesses as there are many in her area. Gregory added that Boston’s community has been represented through small businesses: they are adapting to the pandemic as everyone is rallying around and supporting them. When asked about how the city is doing with the pandemic, most people say it is doing well for the circumstances.Boch said her area has done a good job of social distancing. “There have been lots of signs on the roads to go home and police everywhere. A lot of people are out walking but they are keeping six feet apart,” Boch said.Although Manory does not have the opportunity to truly experience his senior spring, he understands why social distancing is necessary.“For all the complaining I’ve done, it is important to note that I believe this is what is best for the United States as a whole,” Manory said, “It is imperative that we all do our part to flatten the curve.”  COVID-19’s impact on Frog Camp, recruitment Buildings line the empty streets in downtown Boston, Saturday, April 4, 2020,. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Reagan Eyler Twitter Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/ What we’re reading: survivors return to Auschwitz, coronavirus outbreak sparks global economic fears Previous articleCOVID-19’s impact on Frog Camp, recruitmentNext articleHoroscope: April 8, 2020 Reagan Eyler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students reflect on impact of Ash Wednesday Twitter Reagan Eylerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/reagan-eyler/last_img read more

A look back at St. Patricks Day Parades in Limerick

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live HAPPY St Patricks Day!We had planned to be painting the town green, marching in the parades and watching loved ones perform, sing and dance down O’Connell street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But with all the cancellations we must get creative at home and have social distancing the theme at this years festivities.So while you gather costumes, tri colours and shamrocks we are going to take a look back at previous parades and events in Limerick City and County.2013 2013 the residents of Castleconnell breaking a world record2014 in Limerick City2014 – Thousands lined the streets for Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade2014 Macnas make their way down O’Connell Street in the Saint Patricks Day parade, Limerick.2014 From left: Keith Kane, David Fenton and Luke O’Shea all from Garryowen Limerick at the Saint Patricks Day parade, Limerick.2015 Christine McDonagh, Street Theatre Ireland and Giggles Entertainment in last year’s St Patricks Day parade. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.2016 Leah and Lana Mollica at the 2015 Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade.2017 – David Costelloe Coughlan, at the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.2017 – The Pineapples from Spotlight Stage school at the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.2017 Clodagh Purcell 2 1/2 from the CBS Pipe Band at the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Limerick. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.2018 – Colour, culture and circus celebrations were throughout the Limerick St Patrick’s Day parade – Photo Cian Reinhardt2019 – Jennifer performing with Fidget Feet on St Patrick’s Day. Photo: Cian Reinhardt2019 – The Light and Firework Show at King Johns Castle, Limerick on Sunday night.Pic. Brian Arthur Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleVera’s Girls in Green Reinforcing 20×20 GoalsNext article“If She Cant See It, She Cant Be It” Meghann Scully Advertisement Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Print Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postpaddy dayparadeSt Patrick’s Day Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsA look back at St. Patricks Day Parades in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – March 17, 2020 229 last_img read more