No Laughing Matter

By Ashley Rose ’21g (English) At first, it wasn’t even a concern. Every year, there’s always some new illness, right? What made COVID-19 any different? So people made memes and laughed at it. Then people started dying. “Eh, it’s in China, it can’t get us here,” they said. Laugh, click share, And then it reached the …

Embracing and Avoiding the Void in the Time of COVID-19

By Jack Candido ’21g (Adolescence Education: English) ~ A poem and reflective advice for educators in times of global crisis and pandemic Walking Honestly, I don’t think there’s any difference between walking and reading. Even if both pursuits are aimless, directionless, pointless. My grandfather walked outside his suburban home one time; in the backyard and …

Low Tide

By Cheyenne Heinen ’21g (Adolescence Education: English) I have been a low tide at six in the morning and six in the evening. I come out at six this morning to play at people’s feet until the sun goes down and it is dark and I must go back to be a whole ocean alone …

Memoir of a Student Athlete

By Emily Fox ’21 (Psychology) My own experience with the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult to put into words. As a student-athlete my first concern was how it would affect my education and playing my sport. As the severity of the virus got worse (especially on Long Island where I’m from), I began to worry about …