It came like a predicted tsunami. Covid, a force that began quietly and powerful, something only a few were prepared for. A [Pandemic], a word not commonly known to many before the year 2019. One that now holds true meaning to everyone and severe consequences that still affect many. While some work on recuperating lost jobs, relationships, and the ability to go about their normal daily routine, others remain wounded. Physically, mentally, and emotionally the aftershocks of Covid are present. Covid 19 once labeled as a novice virus continues to impact every student at East Los Angeles College.
It is no secret that college students living away from their families may feel pressured to make holiday visits, but with the restrictions and risks Covid-19 has given the perfect excuse to skip the trip this year.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and any family-gathering holidays bring stress to most people, especially college students. Students can use quarantine and the stricter restrictions to take a step back and reevaluate their priorities.