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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

The Final Stretch

As we reach the final stretch, I can genuinely state that I enjoyed this course. I can recall myself registering for this course, not knowing what it would entail. Although Dr. Zamora had provided insight into the course, I was a tad bit lost, but I took a chance with it, and it has been […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

An Estranged Community

As Gee is the final pathfinder for the Spring 2021 semester, I enjoyed reading and listening to the selected content for this week. The Coronavirus was declared a pandemic in March 0f 2020, but it is apparent that individuals are still overcoming the difficulties that the forceful shutdown has left us with. Pearl Subbon’s “For […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

Come Apart Together, Right Now!

When I was fourteen or so, I was the ugly duckling in my group of friends; I still had my braces on, a really unflattering haircut, zero self-esteem, and I had never been asked out the way every other girl had seemingly been the summer going into high school. I felt like a freak! I […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

Post-Pandemic Education for Introverts

The global pandemic that effectively shut down our society has obviously been incredibly stressful, but for introverts, being stuck at home has some silver linings. Pearl Subban explores how all this isolation has affected introverts in the article “For introverts, the COVID-19 lockdown has an upside.” Subban explains that working and learning from home means […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

Moving Beyond Lockdown

As I read the article, I cannot help but appreciate the insights put together by the author. For a long time, introverts are misunderstood and overlooked. They are seen as weird members of society who have a world only they can understand. This is a painful judgment from the people who feel superior over the […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways Field Notes

What Do We Mean By Community?

            At the beginning of 2020, before the pandemic really took the entire world by storm, NPR released an article entitled “Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping”. According to their sources, loneliness had a relatively large leap from 2018 to 2019; this leap encompassed people from all backgrounds, though […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways

Culminating Community as A“gen”t Z

For the last blog (which really is the last blog this time, I promise), we end off this semester by recognizing a relationship between a generation and the CO-VID 19 pandemic. A TED Talk by Darcy Dixon highlights the impact of this tragic and life-changing pandemic and how the Gen Z has been affected a […]

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Announcements Ch 11: #Againstsurveillance Miscellaneous

Institutional responsibility & #againstsurveillance

Thanks to all of you for another thoughtful evening with excellent conversations, covering some heavy hitting issues for the post-pandemic university: proctoring technology and software, as well as the institutional role in ensuring equitable and just environments for higher education. Despite the open admittance that your collective hearts felt burdened on Thursday evening (and that […]

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Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways Miscellaneous

Introversion amidst Lockdown

For the final week, I wanted to set my focus on the effect of COVID-19 on introverts, as I feel I relate to this topic the most. To do so, I spent some time focused on reading For introverts, the COVID-19 lockdown has an upside. “Could the online teaching and learning space be the buffer […]

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Ch 11: #Againstsurveillance Miscellaneous

The Need to Move Forward

This week I will be the tour guide for Brenna Clark Gray’s “Digital Detox #6: Build Back Better.” I will be focusing on Gray’s mention of the lack of care at the institutional level. With the current ongoing pandemic, it should come as no surprise that students have encountered difficulties with schooling. Through the quick […]