When Kim Tang graduated from the College with a degree in communication studies, she was hoping to start her career and relocate to New York. She never expected to have a virtual graduation, or to spend the first six months as a college graduate in her living room.
Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting has become the story of my life. And I’m over it. This semester has been challenging in ways I never thought were possible. Like most students, it’s not how I pictured my college experience. But it is what it is, and it’s important to make the best of it — even if that seems impossible.
As a result of the global pandemic, freshmen are experiencing college in an unconventional way — in their childhood bedrooms. After a remote welcome to the College, freshmen have begun adapting to a new normal.
Now more than ever, the world is on edge and students are trying to find ways to cope. And after an abrupt implementation of online-only classes in the spring semester and news that the upcoming fall will look the same, students are forced to adjust to a new reality.
My dog sits not-so-patiently next to me in the passenger seat as I drive the 15 minutes it takes to get to his favorite park. Since I’m always stuck in the house with my dog — who is a bundle of energy — going to the park is practically a daily routine. Well, until the day we were met with a sign that read “Park Closed.”
As the third week of online classes is upon us, students and professors alike seem to be falling into a “new normal,” which consists of online Zoom meetings, virtual office hours and even Canvas exams.
Gary Gulak has worked in the restaurant industry for over 16 years. As the owner of Mama Flora’s Trattoria in Ewing, NJ, he’s had his fair share of challenges. But as COVID-19 spreads across the country, he’s facing his toughest challenge yet — keeping business up while society is stuck in quarantine.
It’s all you hear about on TV. It’s the latest and greatest thing to overreact about — it’s the coronavirus. The world has been on edge since December 2019, when the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China. And of course, the virus didn’t stay contained to China for long. According to Medscape, the first international case was reported in Thailand on Jan. 13.
It’s 2 a.m. and you’ve awoken to the piercing sound of blaring sirens. Annoyed, you turn over and try to go back to sleep, not even giving the sirens a second thought. The source of the bothersome noise—a firetruck—is racing against the clock to save lives.
Among the annual college rankings, it’s not uncommon to see the College’s name stand out.
In MONEY Magazine’s recent “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings, which was published on Aug. 12, the College ranked 48th overall in the nation for colleges with the best value.