May 5, 2020

Did you change your spring break plans because of the virus? From what to what?

I was hopeful to get out and enjoy a state and national parks in my area. Most importantly, spring break was meant to be a time to recharge and prepare for the rest of the semester. Maybe even look further ahead past graduation.

How did you feel when you were informed the remainder of the semester would be held online?

I, of course, was disappointed and didn’t think it would come to that. Even now I am uncertain about how I feel.

Where will you be living while courses are held online? Is this a change from usual?

Back home in Keller, Texas.

What has been your experience with moving classes online? What’s good? What’s not so good?

Prior to coming to St. Edward’s I had to take online classes before and absolutely hated them. Not much has changed, but what is different is the professors for the classes. I believe the communication faculty for this school always have the students in mind, and the transition was as smooth as it could be.

How has the virus (and the precautions taken to prevent it spreading) impacted your daily life?

I miss getting out on campus or anywhere really.  I am also staying in much more than I normally would, and I miss driving as weird as it sounds.

Are you staying in? What are you doing to pass the time?

Yes, except for maybe a 30 minute exercise period every day. Anything from helping my family with home improvements, cleaning my car, rearranging my room, and of course a fair share of Netflix shows.

Are you going out? Where do you go and what is it like?

I go out only when I need to. The rare occasion I go to a grocery store it feels weird, almost like a dystopian society. I don’t go anywhere much other than there except for a car ride around town.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about what you’re feeling or experiencing right now?

Stay safe, stay healthy.