The end of the semester has finally arrived –– a time when most students relax and unwind in the increasingly warm weather. But due to the active pandemic, students can’t enjoy the luxury of going to the beach, movies or even stores without severe restrictions. Other than the end of the semester and the brink of summer, May also brings with it National Mental Health Month.
The end of the school year is always bittersweet, but with the circumstances of COVID-19, it’s feeling more bitter than it does sweet for many. Even through the struggles, students at the College have hope for next semester, and are ready as ever to be back on campus.
Almost every student at the College has been immersed in student organizations — but when the global pandemic forced the College to shut down for the rest of the school year, organizations that depend on meeting in person struggled to continue online. Many students are finding that applications like Zoom or Google Hangouts can only offer so much to fill the lack of fundamental campus equipment, space and technology.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected every student at the College, but some more than others. The disenfranchised have been left on the outskirts of crucial resources, overlooked as administrators and governors fail to recognize the needs of every community member. This is why I created a petition that encourages the College to do more than just offer a pass/fail option.
With a lot of free time on our hands recently, many have resorted to trying out new hobbies. Going on TikTok to stay updated on the latest food and drink recipes has been my favorite way to pass time, and this whipped coffee recipe has taken the app by storm.
Zoo operator, politician and reality T.V. star—over the years, Joe Exotic has held quite a few titles. And as “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” has taken over computer screens and provided some much needed quarantine entertainment, the fan favorite can now add another one to his resume: the King of Netflix.
Between walking to classes, interacting with peers and maintaining a busy schedule, Veronica Flesher’s days spent on campus always left her feeling calm and focused. But when the bustling campus emptied and students packed their bags to go home a few months too early, everything seemed to change.