Students Share Interests, Advice, and Well-Wishes in Video Diaries

May 18, 2020
By: Guest Contributor

Worcester State students were tasked with keeping themselves organized and occupied when the national COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the closing of campus in March. Moving from a mostly on-campus experience to a fully remote one presented a host of unique challenges. Several of them shared their experiences as college students during an unprecedented historical event, and what they did to remain focused and motivated through the end of the semester:

Biology major Brenda Thomas ‘20 focused on her coursework and gaining creative fulfillment at home:

In addition to crocheting and spending time with her dog, Mila, Caleigh Davis ‘19, M.O.T. ‘20, talked about the methods she uses to keep herself organized and accountable while finishing coursework during an unusual time:

Julia Konow ‘21 and Kelsey Konow ‘21 shared how they spend their free time together:

Cross-country and track captain Kyra Siano ‘21 talked about how remote training has helped keep her organized and connected to the rest of her team:

Having finished the majority of her coursework prior to the University’s closure, Rachael Baril found herself with more free time than she expected, so she started a garden and even shared instructions for re-growing vegetables from clippings:

Lauren Waters 20’ shared her disappointment at having her final track and field season cancelled due to the coronavirus, but made sure to stress the importance of taking care of one’s physical health:

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