By Amber Bhatnagar As Boston restaurants and shops begin to reopen, I’ve been thinking about how students, upon their arrival or return to the city, can still see all the beautiful things Boston has to offer while maintaining a safe distance from others.  Being isolated in my tiny apartment in Los Angeles for three months […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Though it’s definitely a long shot to be thinking of my summer plans, Looking forward to life after the Spring semester has helped me stay out of a slump, and has been, overall, a positive thing to look forward to after countless days stuck inside. Summer is just around the corner, […]

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By Autumn Moon At the beginning of quarantine, I felt like I was at a loss. I couldn’t see my friends in person, and I couldn’t go to public places. I felt confined in my house.  Before the outbreak of COVID-19, I looked forward to going to the gym every day. I’ve always been an […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis I don’t know if anyone cares about me, but I wanted to give everyone an update on how I’m doing. If you don’t care about me, that’s fine, I don’t care about me either. But consider this a case study. I’ve organized this update into sections that reflect the factors currently determining […]

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By Katherine Wright  During this period of social distancing, I have taken it upon myself to re-read the “Harry Potter” series. My former obsession has been fully rekindled, and I now mention Harry Potter at least seven times daily.  I couldn’t help but wonder how the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would handle the […]

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By Autumn Moon It’s difficult to convey how it feels to be alive during this time.  A few months ago, life was simple. I was a regular college freshman starting my second semester. I was meeting new people, having new experiences and trying to find myself. My biggest woes were dining hall food and homework.  […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis I prepared a loaf of bread during a seminar class on Monday because I had the camera turned off. And I can do what I want now that my governor put all of us under house arrest.  It’s terrible, though, that I now feel such a sense of autonomy over not just […]

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By Shaun Robinson I think the first time I realized how the coronavirus might change my study abroad experience in London this spring was when I went to a Brexit celebration.  It was, in fact, the Brexit celebration, organized and headlined by the Brexit politician, Nigel Farage, on the night of the United Kingdom’s departure […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis On March 12, the NCAA cancelled its March Madness tournament during a 24-hour period of coronavirus-induced mass hysteria. Also on March 12, my boyfriend coughed on me.  I was doing treatment at the hospital for pre-existing health issues. Hospitals have sketchy air quality as it is, but in the midst of COVID-19, […]

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By Michelle Lu Tian Remember when we said to ourselves that 2020 was going to be our year? Well, was I right?  We rang in this new year with the Australian bushfires, then thought there was going to be a World War III. Next, a legendary athlete and his daughter passed away. But now? COVID-19, […]

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