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Collected Item: “The Virtual Zaragoza Experience”

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The Virtual Zaragoza Experience

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screenshot

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The screenshot is the 2020 St. Mary's university Zaragoza itinerary. Before coming to St. Mary's, I was told all about the Zaragoza experience, and how it is an extremely important part of the St. Mary's experience. It's a time where freshmen are finally introduced into the St. Mary's family right before school starts. Unfortunately, 2020 freshmen had a very different experience. Our entire Zaragoza was online, and I am very thankful for the Zaragoza leaders' efforts through the event; however, it really wasn't the same as a real Zaragoza. It felt like I wasn't really there, and that I wasn't really a true St. Mary's freshmen. At least, not while I was not on campus. Overall, I appreciate St. Mary's efforts since it wasn't their fault at all. This year's Zaragoza was just collateral damage as we move into this new reality of Covid and its impact on freshmen.

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#coveryourfangs, HS3390, orientation, zaragoza, freshmen

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

St. Mary's Zaragoza Leaders

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2020-08-08
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