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Collected Item: “Starbucks Holiday Mask”

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Starbucks Holiday Mask

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

Photograph. I asked my shift manager for a picture of the mask.

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

A mask may appear uninteresting compared to other strange items that have risen in the coronavirus era, however it is important because it represents decency. This item demonstrates Generation Z’s awareness to society’s current important issues. This generation has been active during the BLM movement, the 2020 election, and in many other instances. The mask design is irrelevant but the mask itself carries a message. From what I’ve seen this generation won’t hesitate to condemn one for not wearing a mask and therefore are promoting its importance. During a pandemic, a mask is not a political tool but an attempt at keeping you and others safe.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#HST241, #CovidMiniCollection, #Suffolk, #Mask, #Starbucks, #WorkingDuringAPandemic

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Erika Donohue

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