This Is What 5 Dorm Rooms Look Like In the Midst of COVID-19

Peyton Hanlin, HelloGiggles

As students from colleges all around the country settle into their dorms and get in the swing of distanced learning, it’s clear that 2020 is a year like no other. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many students have returned to school feeling anxious and uncertain. This rings true for all college students.

Freshmen, who also weren’t able to have traditional senior graduation ceremonies, are experiencing college for the first time at a distance, and returning students are comparing their past years to the new normal that’s being enforced now—both in and out of the classroom. To understand how students are setting up their dorm rooms in the year of COVID, we spoke to five students across the country to learn about their unique experiences.

Peyton Hanililn, University of Iowa

Peyton Hanlin, HelloGiggles

While Peyton describes feeling nervous about going back to school, she says that

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Tory Lanez Denies Accusations of Shooting Megan Thee Stallion on New Album: ‘I Ain’t Do It’

Megan Thee Stallion Says She’s ‘Hurt’ and ‘Traumatized’ After Being Shot: ‘Black Women Are So Unprotected’

PLUS: 50 Cent Apologizes to Megan Thee Stallion for Sharing Insensitive Meme of Shooting Incident

Tory Lanez is using his newly-released album to address allegations that he shot fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion earlier this summer.

On Thursday, Lanez dropped a 17-track album entitled Daystar in which he denies shooting the “Savage” artist in the foot, claiming that she is “trying to frame” him for the July incident which occurred in Los Angeles.

On the track “Money Over Fallouts,” audio clips of the media speaking about the alleged shooting play at the top of the song before Lanez (whose real name is Daystar Peterson) raps, “Megan, people tryin’ to frame me for a shootin” and “Gotta see a couple questions: how the f– you get shot in yo foot it don’t hit no bones

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Health officials warn on TikTok ‘Benadryl challenge’

Health officials have issued a new warning against abusing the allergy medicine Benadryl after reports emerged of a so-called “Benadryl challenge” gaining popularity on social media.

Reminiscent of the deadly “Tide Pod Challenge”, the latest dangerous social media trend is encouraging young people to take higher-than-recommended doses of the over-the-counter drug whose generic name is diphenhydramine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a statement Thursday that this can lead to “serious heart problems, seizures, coma or even death.”

“We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the ‘Benadryl Challenge’ encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok,” the agency added.

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The statement said that the FDA contacted TikTok and “strongly urged them to remove the videos from their platform and to be vigilant to

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35 gifts teenage girls actually want in 2020

Best gifts for teen girls
Best gifts for teen girls

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Being a teen girl is always a little complicated. And it’s even more complicated this year, due to various global pandemic-related reasons that we don’t need to get into. What we are going to get into right now is what you should give your favorite high-schooler this holiday season.

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Teenage girls are notoriously picky, even under the best of circumstances (let alone during a time when they probably aren’t seeing their friends as often as they’d like). But this selection of holiday gifts, which includes Airpod Pros, Rare Beauty, and more, will be sure to make the teen girl in your life smile. 

1. For the trendy

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Ontario closes strip club, restricts operations at restaurants, bars and clubs

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 6,771 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 150,900 diagnoses so far) and 9,250 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

September 25

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Police officer shot dead at station in Croydon by detainee

Floral tributes outside the Croydon Custody Centre where the officer was killed - DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/ AFP
Floral tributes outside the Croydon Custody Centre where the officer was killed – DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/ AFP

Shock as police officer shot dead at station by detainee

A “much loved” police sergeant was shot dead by a detainee at a south London custody suite. The victim died in hospital after the gunman opened fire at Croydon custody centre at around 2.15am. The 23-year-old murder suspect, who is believed to have shot himself, is in a critical condition in hospital. Cressida Dick, the Met Commissioner, confirmed the victim was a “long-serving sergeant” but, at the time of writing, his identity has not yet been revealed while officers try to trace his next of kin. A murder probe has been launched as investigators try to establish how the gun got into the custody suite. Our liveblog has the latest.

London added to Covid-19 ‘watch list’ as R rate rises

London has been added

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How the Global Leader in Diamond Mining Is Taking Care of the World

Back in July, diamond mining behemoth ALROSA launched a new responsible jewelry brand with Brilliant Earth that donates 10 percent of every purchase to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

That same month, Diamonds That Care raised $338,781 by auctioning off pieces designed by Anna Hu at Christie’s. The money raised went to the Brave of Heart Fund, an organization that provides financial and emotional support to the families of health care workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Anna Hu necklace for Christie’s auction

As the world leader in diamond mining, ALROSA is serious about doing good through its work and by its workers.

“We have a long history of dedicated social responsibility,” says Rebecca Foerster, ALROSA’s U.S. president. “We have about 500 community-oriented charity projects every year, more than any other mining company.”

Worth spoke with Foerster about ALROSA’s new responsible jewelry brand, Diamonds That Care, the company’s

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TikTok trend sparks FDA warning after teenagers reportedly hospitalised

FDA warns of dangers associated with 'Benadryl Challenge' on TikTok (Getty Images)
FDA warns of dangers associated with ‘Benadryl Challenge’ on TikTok (Getty Images)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of the dangers associated with taking higher than recommended doses of the allergy medication Benadryl after a TikTok “challenge” reportedly saw people hospitalised.

On Thursday, the agency cited reports of teenagers “ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the ‘Benadryl Challenge,’” which reportedly involved people ingesting high doses of the medicine to induce hallucinations.

According to the FDA, participating in the dangerous trend could lead to “serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death.”

“We are investigating these reports and conducting a review to determine if additional cases have been reported. We will update the public once we have completed our review or have more information to share,” the FDA said.

The FDA also said it had contacted TikTok and “strongly urged them” to remove the videos

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Nashoba At Night Goes Online Amid Pandemic

WESTFORD, MA — Amid pandemic, it seems like everyone has had to make adjustments to how things are done. Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Nashoba at Night adult-education program has also pivoted. But the refocus comes at a time when some trades are looking for new employees.

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million across the US in August, reflecting the continued resumption of economic activity across the nation since the coronavirus pandemic negatively impacted employment in March and April, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Construction, along with health care and personal care, will account for one-third of all new jobs through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“We’re focusing on career-enhancing and licensure training programs right now,” Nashoba Tech’s director of Postsecondary & Community Education Jobee O’Sullivan said. “There is a big demand for all of these programs. More people are retiring now than there

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Consumers stock up on ‘nesting’ supplies for winter months

After a summer season that saw a run on picnic tables, bikes and pool floats, Americans are facing the prospect of a winter in which Covid-19 is still a threat, social distancing measures remain the norm and indoor gatherings are restricted or banned — all of which have made hot tubs, fire pits and patio heaters literally hot commodities.

Brienne Volpe, an accountant in New Windsor, N.Y., said she hasn’t been able to find patio heaters in stock anywhere.

“The only one that wasn’t on backorder had horrible reviews,” she said. “We’re going to keep looking,” she said, since her two daughters would be able to play outside even when it gets cooler, and she and her husband would be able to socialize in an outdoor and socially distant setting.

“If this goes through the winter, not everybody’s comfortable going inside,” she said. “We actually have a few friends who

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