By Katrina Liu Boston University had announced March 11 that students would attend classes remotely until at least April 13 — a deadline that would later be extended to the end of the semester. I remember looking at the email, shrugging, then going back to whatever I was doing, not knowing at that moment how […]

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By Anh Nguyen It was only my fourth night in quarantine. Around 7 p.m., while reading a news article on her phone, the woman in the bed next to me exclaimed in distress, “Somebody in this quarantine area just tested positive!” We sat in a room enclosed by the borders of Vietnam National University — […]

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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 Liam Grogan It’s Academy Awards season, and you know what that means: people are confused, upset and angry. And when I say “people,” of course, I am referring to myself.  I went through many stages while reading the 2020 nominations. It began with confusion (How is “Ford v Ferrari” even on here?), then disgust […]

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