With tens of thousands of students returning to China after fleeing COVID-19 abroad, the Chinese government is taking strenuous measures to prevent them from reintroducing coronavirus. Rather than setting returnees up for criticism and bullying, China must bear the undeniable responsibility of accommodating its own citizens.
Social media account Humans of Mudd is spotlighting the familiar faces of Harvey Mudd College as students and staff feel the lack of on-campus run-ins that are inherent to on-campus life.
Jessica Shen-Wachter SC ’23 reflects on her weeks at home since her first year of college life was interrupted by a pandemic. “Though many stressors are very present in my life because of COVID-19, separation from my moms and my sister isn’t one of them. For better or for worse, time feels almost suspended in this moment of almost soothing monotony,” she writes.
Amidst social distancing, Alana Weiss PO ’22 and Christina Dong PO ’22 share choreography they’ve learned online to connect with friends.
The Student Life’s senior staff suggests their go-to meals to comfort any social distancing woes, from smoothie bowls to matzo brei.
Jaimie Ding SC ’21 documents the bores and the pleasantries of her self-imposed quarantine at home in Vancouver, Washington. “I realize that without any responsibilities or human beings to interact with, I no longer have to abide by societal norms of when to eat or when to sleep,” she recounts.