The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes to campus life as students have adjusted to the hybrid class model and physical distancing framework. Simply residing on campus this semester has been a privilege; many Spiders, especially international students and students with pre-existing health conditions, could not come at all. Among students on campus, there are varying attitudes about how this semester of “Protecting Our Web” has gone. To document this historic semester, I interviewed three students in mid- October:

  • Colin Sparkevicius, a senior from Pennsylvania majoring in business administration
  • Tereza Hernandez, a sophomore from Virginia majoring in global studies
  • Karthik Lalwani, a first-year student from North Carolina majoring in chemistry