Hannah Smothers

Senior Staff Writer

healthcare

IUDs Won't Save Us Now

Calling for everyone to get an IUD in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death overlooks the current reality in several states, and doesn’t do anything to help those already living without abortion access, even as Roe v. Wade stands.
Hannah Smothers
4 hours ago
mind

The Pandemic Has Created a Whole New Type of FOMO

If you're feeling like everyone hates you because you're seeing so many sort-of-friends hanging out without you, you're not alone.
Hannah Smothers
9.11.20
Coronavirus

How to Vote by Mail in All 50 States

States are scrambling to hold elections in a pandemic. You should be preparing to vote by mail.
Harry Cheadle
Rachel Miller
Katie Way
Hannah Smothers
Amy Rose Spiegel
9.10.20
healthcare

No Wifi, No AC: Inside the Chaos of 1,400 COVID Cases at One College

The University of South Carolina started with a tidy coronavirus tracking dashboard and a few manageable cases. Then things started to unravel.
Hannah Smothers
9.10.20
GUIDES

Vacation Pods Are the New Safe-ish Loophole for Traveling With Friends

Blithely setting off for a fun group trip isn't an option right now. But people are finding ways to be more deliberate—and exclusive—about how they get away together in a pandemic.
Hannah Smothers
9.9.20
healthcare

How a House of 80 Students in Texas Has Stayed COVID-Free Since March

In the middle of an Austin neighborhood designated early on as a coronavirus hotspot, one co-op house has successfully turned itself into a bubble.
Hannah Smothers
9.4.20
healthcare

Desperate Colleges Resort to Memes to Try and Talk Students Out of Partying

Students shouldn’t have to personally bear the burden of their safety, or have to see Drake memes about it, yet here we are.
Hannah Smothers
8.31.20
Culture

Students Share How They Made Their Remote Classrooms Actually Cool

Try to create a dedicated space, get near a window, and consider an under-desk spinning machine.
Hannah Smothers
8.26.20
identity-culture

Students Are Taking Gap Years to Avoid the Mess of College During COVID

Universities are receiving way more deferral and gap requests from students who see no point in paying full tuition for a remote semester.
Hannah Smothers
8.24.20
Culture

How to Finesse Any Deadline

Will they know you're lying? Thanks to technology, it might not matter.
Hannah Smothers
8.20.20
wellness

If You Love Your Family, Stay the Hell Away From Them

People are letting their guards down while visiting loved ones, and it's putting them—and everyone else around them—at risk.
Hannah Smothers
8.7.20
wellness

Weird-Ass Tan Lines Are the Surprise Trend of the Summer

Safe socialization means we're spending a lot more time outdoors—and exploring a fun and stripy new aesthetic, courtesy of the sun.
Hannah Smothers
8.5.20
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