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2020-03-13T15:10These were a sequence of emails I received as my college prepared to shut down on March 13th, 2020. This created an immense amount of stress and chaos for myself, my family, and my friends. We were concerned about being isolated on campus away from our families during such a scary, life changing time. The emails embody the idea that we would be able to remain in person, continuing our education in a normal way. This indicated that we truly did not understand the full complexity and severity of the issue. There was a lot of chaos and uncertainty during the weekend of the 3/13/2020-3/14/2020. Earlier in the week, a trusted professor indicated to us that it was only a 50% chance we would actually be sent home so we were absolutely shocked at the decisions.
2020-08-27Friday, March 13th, 2020 I received an email from President Favazza of Saint Anselm College that the whole campus was being shut down and we had until Sunday to move out of our dorm rooms and go home. We stayed in lock down for months- zoom, tiktok, family, boredom, walks, and eating are what my days consisted of. We got an email that we would be returning to campus in August we new protocols- masks, family units, hybrid classes. We did not care about the rules, we were just happy to be back and see new people. We got sent home second semester of our freshman year, what we thought would last a couple of weeks has now infected more than a year of our college experience. Masks, remote learning, social distancing, and COVID testing is our new normal. The photo above shows my friends and I on the Alumni quad at Saint Anselm College. It was a summer Friday night and we were trying to make the most of our time at college. My friends and I often spent a lot of our time outside. We ate lunch on the quad, spent our weekends on the quad, and did our classes outside. We realized that we needed to make the most of being outside because we had been locked inside for 3 months. We adapted to a huge change in what is supposed to be the best years of our lives.
2021-02-17With all of the free time suddenly on my hands due to the pandemic, I was forced to find new hobbies that would occupy the time. Some of the hobbies that I developed over the course of the pandemic and specifically during the quarantine are following along to Bob Ross videos, fiber arts including latch hook and cross-stitch, and I have rediscovered my love for reading mysteries. These hobbies have helped keep my mind off of and cope with COVID and everything else that is going on in the world these days. Despite the negative effects that COVID has had on the world and individuals, it has allowed me and many others to delve deeper into new and old passions due to the amount of time that we have on our hands that we never had before.
2021-02-18entertainment was a huge part of this pandemic