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Collected Item: “St. Mary’s Mask”

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St. Mary’s Mask

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Photo, taken by me

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I was really excited for my first semester at St. Mary’s as a graduate student. After several months of social-distancing and canceling plans due to the pandemic, I was ready to be busy again. I felt like I had a really long, boring summer. St. Mary’s sent me this mask and my friend took grad school pictures for me. It was a really nice gesture from the university since I am learning remotely in Utah. To some degree, I’ve felt a little disconnected from everyone else in San Antonio. But also, all the other students in my program are also learning remotely too. So, it kinda feels like we’re in the same boat together.

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#coveryourfangs, HS6301, Utah, grad school, face mask

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

Carly Bagley

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