COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our everyday lives. Many of us have been made to stay indoors risking our mental health, while others have been made to continue going to work and risk exposure. Two of the people closest to me are taking on each of these roles. Taylor Campbell, one of my oldest friends, was furloughed at her massage clinic – shortly after completing her licensing to become a certified esthetician. Another great friend of mine, Oralia Saenz, is a supervisor at Best Buy in the same store I work. Saenz has been steadily working her forty hours a week, adapting to the changes our stores have been going through, and still seeing customers on a regular basis. My goal in creating this timeline was to compare two personal timelines and contrast the designations of essential and non-essential worker.
Zoom. Schoolology. Google Classroom. These digital platforms are all seeing an increase in use during the COVID-19 pandemic while educators across the world make the monumental shift from face-to-face teaching to 100% online teaching. Infographic sources: Rice University Schools extending Spring Break Gov. Abbott temporarily closes schools and restricts meetings to 10 people or less […]
By Ally Bolenderalb304@txstate.edu THE WOODLANDS, TX — Fears of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) called for closures of schools all over the country. Conroe Independent School District (CISD) closed schools on April 17 for the rest of the semester. Carson Bolender is a third grade student at Coulson Tough Elementary of CISD. He began online school on March […]
By Sarah Smith COVID-19 has made unprecedented changes in our world. There was almost anticipation in the air like we could feel this virus was not a good thing, but we didn’t realize just how far its course would be ran. As much as we may seem more divided than united, this virus has shown […]