The novel coronavirus outbreak has hit the United States on the tail end of spring break — a time-honored March tradition for college students. Some students stuck to their plans of visiting the beach, only to find their parties shut down. As Esha Sarai reports, medical experts worry returning spring breakers could bring COVID-19 home with them.
Two years have passed since a gunman shot and killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida. Whether the survivors have taken to activism, moved or continued their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the event continues to shape the lives of all those affected. Saqib Ul Islam and Esha Sarai traveled to Florida to speak with survivors and families of the victims.
For decades, presidential debates have been taking place on college campuses, including Friday night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire. The reasons are mostly practical—universities are typically equipped with spacious auditoriums, parking lots, and media centers. But they also provide students an opportunity to be directly involved in the national political conversation. VOA’s Esha Sarai traveled to St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, to find out more about the student experienc