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Month: September 2020

Covid-19 Castes

A persistent thread that has been woven through so much of Covid-19 is the variety of experiences across class, geography, age, and occupation. While the overall threat of this virus should be frightening to anyone, particularly due to remaining unknowns, the exposure, nor the risk is universal. This must have been true for past Pandemics, respectful to each society. Unlike any other time in history, we can really get a real-time glimpse of how this has impacted already existing social orders, and how it has exaggerated disparities, inequities, and exposed certain privileges. We were able to see nakedly some of…

The Suburban Timezone

Another Lost Normalcy “Time” itself has become one more contested piece of reality during the Covid-19 Pandemic. After the initial shock-wave of unsettling awareness that broke over my community wore down to a benign status, the meaning of time had became an early casualty. Like so much of the Pandemic, the impact has been so subjective, and challenges are so dependent on economic position and geography. Even in my neighborhood, the divides between employment type or status became so visible. As many of my neighbor’s cars remained in the morning, some hardly changed their routines. Even while my life slammed…

Hello!

Hi, my name is Kyle and I am a transfer Senior and History major. I am very excited to get to know everyone during this very unique semester. I have been adapting myself to this new world in ways both deeply personal, and all too familiar to so many people in the world right now. Exploring this moment with a group of my peers, even though it will be on Zoom, is something that I am incredibly excited to begin. Like so many of us, I have been drowning in information about the pandemic over the past several months. Relentless…