The Current 2020

February 17, 20 15 | Welcome Oreintation 2020 | nsuc 2 3301 College Avenue Student Affairs Building, Room 310 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796 NEWSROOM Phone: 954-262-8455 Fax: 954-262-8456 BUSINESS & ADVERTISING Phone: 954-262-8461 Fax: 954-262-8456 The Current serves Nova Southeastern University from its location in Room 310 of the Student Affairs Building. The Current is NSU’s established vehicle for student reporting, opinion and the arts. All community members are invited to contribute. Editorials, commentaries and advertisements in this publication reflect the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University or its officials, The Current staff or other advertisers. The Current will not publish unsigned letters except under special circumstances at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. The Current reserves the right to edit. Contributing writers must not be directly involved with their coverage. Coverage by contributing writers must be meaningful and of interest to the NSU community. The Current reserves the right to edit, publish or deny submitted works as it sees fit. The Current shall remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility or other- wise create a bias, real or perceived. Megan Fitzgerald Faculty Advisor Jarrod Bailey Advisor Bella Ameiorsano Writer Tava Boeckel Writer Barbara Hernandez Writer Designer and Website Manager Sports Editor Features Editor Sofia Gallus Arts & Entertainment Editor thecurrenta & Cameron Pritchett Madelyn Rinka Co-Editor-in-Chief Co-Editor-in-Chief Alexander Martinie Opinions Editor Mario Lorrimer Business Manager Farhan Shaban News Editor Rick Esner Christina McLaughlin Copy Editor Flor Ana Mireles Open Chief of Visual Design Emma Heineman Letter from the editors Hi Sharks, We know this has been a new and admittedly strange time for everyone. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could have anticipated going off to college during a pandemic. We’ve made it through countless Zoom meetings, online exams and what felt like at least a few hundred emails -- and here we are again: getting ready for another semester and to welcome the new class of 2024 to NSU! Whether you’ve stayed in South Florida for the past few months, you’re preparing your long-awaited return or you’re getting ready for a first-time move, we want to welcome you (back) to NSU. We hope you were able to spend some time outside, take a bit of a breather and that you and your loved ones have stayed safe. As always, our job is to provide you with news, entertainment and anything else we can think to write about -- which is why we want your input. This is your student-run newspaper at NSU. If you’re interested in pitching story ideas, writing articles or just want to give us some feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Check in with us on our Instagram, @thecurrentnsu, for more information regarding meetings and how to get involved with The Current. We’re hoping this volume’s orientation issue of the Orientation Issue can serve as a guide for you during your transition to classes this fall, regardless of what that format might be. All of us here at The Current want to support you during your time at NSU and beyond in any way possible. Finally, welcome (back) Sharks. Madelyn, Christina and The Current Staff