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The Transition to Online Classes: A New Struggle or a Desirable...

This past March, we were all hit by surprise with the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. People worldwide were forced to take a step back and create a new way of living. As businesses and schools started to close, people began to work and take classes online digitally. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging…

Joanne the Scammer Level Excuses to Get Out of an Online...

We can all agree that other than the overdone “My WiFi went out” line, it’s way harder to get out of Zoom class. With most of us already home, how do we make this believable? Look no further. Check out this professor-proof list of excuses impossible to argue with. 1. Fake freeze giphy.com You’ve all…

From a UC Berkeley Student: Welcome to the Stress-O-Sphere

As a senior in high school or a soon-to-be transfer student, you’ve probably felt slightly overwhelmed by the different factors you need to consider. commons.wikimedia.org Rankings. Opportunities. Finances. Atmospheres. If you’re thinking: Atmospheres? Really? I would have been right there with you. Ranking, opportunity and finance are probably at the forefront of your mind when…

Top 10 UCLA Resources to Survive Distance Learning

Distance learning, remote learning, whatever you call it, the online format won’t be leaving anytime soon. UCLA predicts that the entire 2020-2021 school year won’t return to in-person. However, the tools us Bruins need to survive appear readily available. Get ready for your pandemic survival guide for online classes. 1. CAPS pexels.com Your mental health…

Evacuating a Hurricane During the First Week of Class

A few weeks ago, I evacuated my home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, due to Hurricane Laura. Amid a pandemic and the start of school, the past two weeks since evacuating feel almost like a complete blur.  After a few days of tracking the tropical depression, turned hurricane, my father abruptly decided it would be crucial…

Surviving the First Few Weeks of College: A Month Without Wi-Fi

After six months of quarantine and Netflix, going into the fall semester feels like the Twilight Zone. Most college students attend zoom university where half of the professors’ ask, “Can everyone hear me?” or  “Am I on?” Administrators leave it to students who never took an online course to work at their own pace. Tuition…

Class Etiquette 101: The Unspoken Rules of Zoom

School is back in session, but things look a little different this year. The 2020 version of the going-to-school-in-your-underwear nightmare is watching TikToks in Zoom class with your mic on. Yikes! Though we have half a semester of experience, we all have some adjusting to do with our newfound virtual classes—including a lesson in Zoom…

15 Ways to Level Up Your Zoom Background This Fall Semester

You may sigh as you log on to yet another torturous breakout room, but remember the prospect of online classes offers a world of knowledge and learning literally at your fingertips. As you type away and try not to spend half the Zoom suppressing laughs from looking at your friends, you suddenly remember the mound…

How to Get the UF Experience: COVID-19 Style

COVID-19 mandates and guidelines make it hard to experience the Gainesville we once knew. The pandemic stops us from getting swept up in the bustle of West University on a Saturday night, looking up at the blue and orange flags glowing brightly inside Ben Hill Griffin on game day or piling plates at a crowded…

15 School Supplies English Majors Literature-lly Need This Fall 

Most colleges decided that classes will remain predominantly online, and depending on the type of student you strive to embody, this decision may have thrown you off of your academic game a bit. Enrolling in Zoom University had many students blissfully remembering their days of arriving on campus for in-person instruction (even at ungodly hours)…

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