Day 39 of Social Distancing: Time to show some love, kindness & compassion

I moved out of my residential commons on Sunday April 19, 2020. As I took each decoration off the wall, a little part of my heart broke. I was reminded of all the great memories I created in Armstrong Commons, and it hurt to leave them all behind. COVID-19 stole a great portion of my […]

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Day 19 of Social Distancing: A New Normal

College students thrive on a schedule. Knowing what a day beholds allows for them to feel a sense of structure, stability and security according to Cathy Guttentag, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and clinical child psychologist with UT Physicians. However, the closure of colleges and universities to help […]

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Day 17 of Social Distancing: Life as a college student during a global pandemic and the social responsibility that goes along with it

The Importance of Social Distancing Making the active decision to stay home and distance myself from friends, neighbors, family, professors, and anyone in between requires discipline, mental toughness, and courage; not traits I particularly associated with myself. However, this choice saves lives and flattens the curve. The red curve represents a scenario where a huge […]