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Collected Item: “The blurry year”

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The blurry year

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I just started at Brooklyn College as a transfer student from Citytech. The semester was only like 5 weeks in when we started seeing reports of the Covid 19. Then the school closed for a day and we were told it only be for a short amount of time, we all know how that went. I haven't been on campus since that last day. There was so much unknown at the time with everything. How long we were going to be away from school, what was the deal with Covid 19, how dangerous was it, and how we were going to survive. At that point, everything closed, and the city was so quiet for the first time in my life. I came out a different person after the lockdown. It was a scary time for a lot of people. It felt like everyone was struggling with something. My biggest thing was just trying to make the best of the situation. and that's what I still do to this day.

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I was in lockdown in Williamsburg Brooklyn and I was a student at Brooklyn College.

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Junior Undergrad Majoring in Political Science

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HNSC 2100, Fall 2020, M. Horlyck-Romanovsky

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