April 22, 2020

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

I was going to spend the week working and nothing really changed from that. I still spent the entire week of spring break working as usual.

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

I felt relief because as it was I was already scared of getting infected. Classes being ported online was going to be a challenge, but I preferred that to potentially being exposed to a dangerous virus at all times.

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

I am living at home with my parents. Same as usual.

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

There has been close to no change in my opinion. The professor who were giving me a hard time with scheduling and assignments are still giving me the same problems. The professors who are good are still good. I have more time to complete my assignments since I don’t have to physically sit in class. The worst part of this concerning school is that it became a pain to meet with advisors and financial aid advisors. Some of them reply on time others take their time, and the wait is so much more evident since I am just sitting at my computer all day long.

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

I am hating it. Between school and work I get very little time for myself inside of my own house. Usually I could get rid of all that once I left the site, but now it has followed me home. I can’t enjoy my usual things because I have the pressure of work and school looming over me at all times.

How worried are you about getting the virus?

Very very worried.

Do you know anyone who has gotten COVID-19?

I know a friend of a friend. No one directly yet though.

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

I am staying in. I am doing my schoolwork and work. In my free time I am finally catching up on all my books, manga, movies, and video games. I work all day long and around 11 or 12 at night I start to look at my stuff. Finally sleeping at around 2 or 3 in the morning and waking up at 8 or 9 when work keeps blasting my phone.

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

I go out once a week to go see my girlfriend at her apartment. I go straight to her place and if we need to get takeout we always grab our food and go away as soon as possible. I haven’t really walked into any other kind of store. I have amazon prime so thankfully I’ve been able to order most of the things I need, or whatever additions I need for entertainment.

What is giving you hope and/or strength right now?

Not much really. I keep seeing all the stupid decisions the govermnent is making and it just makes me depressed, I expected to go into lockdown a few days after spring break started. Considering that it would have been the smartest decision. But here we are a month and a half later and nothing of the sort has been done. If anything the little restrictions they put are slowly being taken back. It’s depressing seeing everything that the government is doing and the only way I keep going is by just concentrating on whatever is in front of me at the momoent.

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

I blame trump for whatever happens in the next few months.