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Covid is causing a major life adjustment for everyone right now. The whole world is affected by it in some capacity. The majority of society may not pay much mind to the complaints college students have expressed lately in regard to the crisis, simply because everyone is experiencing some difference in their lives.
College students are struggling in many more ways than simply being unable to attend class in person, however. Avery is a junior at Elon University in North Carolina where she is currently living and taking hybrid classes. But, this semester has been different. A main part of why I chose Elon in the first place was because of their study abroad program. But, I adjusted and decided to stay at Elon for the Fall. Everything seems like it should be fine, I live with my 3 best friends in a beautiful apartment and I have internships and clubs and classes to keep me busy. But, nothing is normal on campus.
I am constantly fearful that my school will switch to fully online classes and everyone on campus will be sent home and I am simply not an online learner. Sara is in grad school at Virginia Commonwealth University where they are taking all online classes. Their school is offering in-person classes but Sara was unable to move to Richmond so they are taking classes virtually.
I'm making it, but AVL is not a great spot for studying history. The archival resources in Richmond and the surrounding areas alone make it a great spot for study - and I can't access the graveyards in the area I was planning to study, as material culture through graves is one of my interests. It's been hard to complete the insane amounts of reading at home when I've always gone to coffee shops or libraries.
It is definitely a high stress situation as I've also lost my assistantship that was going to pay for my tuition, so I am working part time as well. Meera is a first year at Georgetown University and all of her classes are online, so she is living at home. Natasha is in her first year of law school at The University of Miami where she is attending hybrid classes.
Campus is pretty quiet. Even with masks on in class though, I prefer in-person a million times over online. But surprisingly, online has had its own set of pros.
One of my classes is actually a hybrid class in that it is asynchronousso the professor pre-records lessons, videos, lectures, etc. Overall, I'm glad I decided to still come to campus despite the limitations.
Also the restrictions when it comes to socializing have been a low key blessing in terms of not being as distracted as I probably would be if Miami was fully open and back to "normal". We still have a 10 P. Saira is a first year at the University of Michigan where she is taking classes in person and online. The dorms are also tiny and it gets claustrophobic doing work in the room all day. The academic environment is definitely taking time to get used to. Zooms make it so much harder to connect with classmates and professors.
Adjusting to the "new normal" is going to take time, but overall I think I have done a good job with trying to make the most of my experience and at realizing that all college freshmen are going through the same things I am. It really sucks, but we have three more years of college to look forward to.
If you too are dealing with added anxiety and stress due to Covid, know that you are not alone. We are all navigating unknown territory, and it is important to keep your head up and focus on what you can control right now! The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this article belong solely to the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of The Fem Word organization. Any content provided by our authors are based on their opinions and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.
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