Telling Our Stories: Western's Response to COVID-19

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WWU COVID story 44: Maggie Beton
WWU COVID story 44: Maggie Beton
I’ll never forget the night when my boyfriend first told me about the cases in China. It was December 2019 and I never could have predicted that it would ever reach the US. “This is going to get very bad if it spreads,” he said. I usually try to block out upsetting... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 43: Khadija Krambo
WWU COVID story 43: Khadija Krambo
2020 was definitely a year I wished the pandemic didn’t occur in. The year I would become an adult, the year I would graduate high school with my Associates Degree, the year I would begin University. I managed to accomplish all three with the use of my laptop and s... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 40: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 40: Anonymous
COVID-19 has certainly taken its toll on normal day to day life compared to how it was prior to the pandemic. As we have seen the pandemic spread and expand, our daily routines have been altered in order to fit the guidelines for our new norm. For me personally, th... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 41: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 41: Anonymous
Making the transition to online learning, for many, including myself, has been very difficult. Whilst the college atmosphere before the pandemic was not perfect, it allowed space to roam, and the ability to do classwork in places besides one's room. For me, the bed... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 42: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 42: Anonymous
In Winter 2020, I agonized over Microbiology keeping me from attending office hours for Animal Behavior. Of course, since it was Microbiology, it was the first class to move online. I was sure that the rumors of the virus were exaggerated and that it was another ca... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 34: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 34: Anonymous
Covid-19 has had more of an impact than I initially thought. I remember when classes were first put online and we were sent home, back in March of 2020. My friends and I all felt that it would just be a few weeks. Cut to February 2021, almost an entire year later, ... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 33: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 33: Anonymous
I would like the future community/university to acknowledge the possibility that life as we know it can change in the blink of an eye. Your loved ones can be here one minute and not be here the next. The culmination of emotion in terms of appreciating those closest... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 32: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 32: Anonymous
Going into freshman year I was looking forward to getting a fresh start out of high school, enjoying the beautiful Western campus, and meeting new people. When Covid 19 hit it March, I was expecting to have a week taken from my senior year at most. The week tu... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 30: Julia Stick
WWU COVID story 30: Julia Stick
It’s difficult to explain how college has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything is touched by this virus. I can’t join in-person clubs or groups, because my college campus is closed. I can’t sit down at a random table in the commons and chat with new peopl... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 28: Anonymous
WWU COVID story 28: Anonymous
This covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone and caused a lot of change. My personal experience of these hard times is not very positive and it is amazing to see how people are able to adapt to the situations at hand. But that doesn't always outweigh the negative. ... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 25: Arick Grootveld
WWU COVID story 25: Arick Grootveld
Online classes have been both better and worse than traditional classes. I enjoy being able to watch the recordings of lectures whenever I want, so I can review the content that I might have missed during a lecture, or skip a lecture for a research meeting and not feel behind. I also like the freedom of being able to decide my schedule, as many of my classes do not require me to do... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 24: Liz Stuart and Brandon Joseph
WWU COVID story 24: Liz Stuart and Brandon Joseph
We have created a podcast called the Social Distance Warriors Podcast, which has documented some stories and interviews with members of the WWU community about how they are practicing wellness and resilience during this time. You can access the episodes... [open story for full text]
WWU COVID story 23: Marie Eaton
WWU COVID story 23: Marie Eaton
I offer two songs written in the COVID time as personal reflections - one lighthearted and one more serious: No Yeast (https://youtu.be/eEndFeL87-0); This Great Pause (https://youtu.be/NJPFgCPh440). Additionally, Devyani Chandran, Director of the Palliative Care Institute, and I have been hosting an on-line support group for those caring for elders and seriously ill people in Whatcom County - in nursing homes...[open story for full text]

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