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Rania Rizvi is a Rutgers Business School and School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in supply chain management and journalism and media studies. Her column, "Reali-Tea with Rania," runs on alternate Wednesdays.

RIZVI: There are ways to combat coronavirus anxiety

As an extrovert that overthinks, I heavily rely on my busy schedule packed with classes, meetings, article deadlines and lunch dates to keep my mind off of the existential thoughts that would otherwise spiral me into chest-tightening anxiety.  

Alice Militaru is a School of Arts and Sciences first-year majoring in economics. Her column, "Opinions No One Asked For," runs on alternate Tuesdays.

MILITARU: Coronavirus has ripped death rituals apart

Funeral processions are not something Americans are well acquainted with, but in the rural corners of Romania, black caravans followed by wailing women and somber brass notes routinely crawl through dirt streets at an agonizing pace and entangle every neighbor in the grief of a lost sibling, parent, grandparent or sometimes child. The louder the music, the more mournful the wails, the more important the corpse. 

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