By Sophia Yakumithis I’ve been taking my classes entirely remotely and let me tell you: it’s so not my speed. I have a difficult enough time sitting still in class. I’ve always found excuses to get up and walk around in the hallway about halfway through lectures and if my professor is the type who […]

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By Maya Mabern When Hulu’s “High Fidelity” premiered, I actually squealed out loud.   As a fan of the 2000 film starring John Cusack, I was ecstatic for Zoe Kravitz to retell the story of the pretentious music nerd who realizes she’s the common denominator in all of her failed relationships.   Similar to the original film, […]

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By Khadijah Khogeer When the COVID-19 pandemic forced us into a nationwide lockdown in March, we came face to face with the reality that we would be spending the majority of our time at home.  The shutdown gave us more time to try out new things or pick up old hobbies, even though we still […]

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By Julia Kotaev Back in March, we began hearing three words that a pandemic-wrought world suddenly had to accept — with no concrete context behind them. These words were a general statement, quickly mustered up on the spot, ensuing from unknowing attitudes at the beginning of the pandemic.  The words? The new normal.  What came […]

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By Amber Bhatnagar With the start of my official reign as this semester’s Blog Editor, I figured I should write a greetings blog and tell you about my uneventful summer, as if any of you besides my mom actually care.  I’ve been the new editor since May, but I’ve been in a three-month long writing […]

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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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