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Abby Bammerlin

Abby is a junior from West Chester, Ohio. She’s majoring in journalism and political science. While she’s in Prague this semester enjoying everything Europe has to offer, you can normally find her bylines under stories about the Oxford community, Miami’s administration or major happenings on campus. When she’s not in the newsroom, she can be found rock climbing or hiking trails on campus. Abby is a board game enthusiast and lives to host people for game nights and good times. She also is a hobby photographer who loves taking shots of wildlife and natural landscapes. She’s a member of Alpha Phi Omega and frequently volunteers in Oxford, mostly for Meals on Wheels. After graduation, Abby doesn’t have solid plans, but hopes to find a job in journalism or pursue law school. 

With just less than 30% of the student population absent on Tuesday, Talawanda Middle School has opted to close its doors for the rest of the week.

COVID-19 case spike causes Talawanda Middle School closure

Talawanda Middle School (TMS) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week due to increased COVID-19 cases, according to an email sent to parents on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The email, sent by Talawanda Superintendent Edward Theroux, explained almost 30% of TMS’s students were absent Tuesday. 

36% of the eighth grade have tested positive for COVID-19 or are currently quarantining, causing the students to be sent home until Sept. 30 at the earliest.

Talwanda sends students home early after threat

Talawanda High School (THS) went on lockdown Friday because of a potential threat written on a bathroom stall. Students were sent home early as an investigation by multiple police departments found there to be no legitimate threat. 

Brick Street Bar and Grill has implemented new COVID policies for both employees and customers.

Brick Street to require COVID vaccine, test for entry

Oxford’s Brick Street Bar and Grill announced the bar will now require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours or evidence of a positive COVID antibody test before allowing entry. The announcement came in an Instagram post Thursday, July 29.  

Dear Snail,

While I can’t stop these things from happening, I can give you some of the tools to rebuild yourself after.