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.
Many of Karlie Lombardi’s students don’t have access to technology at home. Just when she felt like her third graders were starting to love learning, the dynamic of teaching across America changed in the blink of an eye.
Whether thrift stores were made popular by Macklemore’s 2012 smash hit, the underground music scene or in an effort to combat climate change, there is no denying that what was once only a resource for struggling families has also become a staple of contemporary college culture.