Students Talk About Their Pandemic Year

Davida Erdahl

From mental well being troubles to vocation adjustments, going again home and spearheading social justice movements to make the world a much better position, youthful grown ups have uniquely endured the pandemic during their formative decades. These five pupils and recent graduates share their encounters, what they’ve uncovered, and how they approach to move ahead into a more hopeful 12 months, in their phrases.


Juwaria Jama, Spring Lake Park High School, Course of 2022

Prior to the pandemic I was undertaking local community organizing with the Minnesota Youth for Weather Justice. Aside from organizing I spent most of my time studying for faculty and undertaking faculty-connected activities. I’m not confident I could say my lifetime altered significantly, but the pandemic has opened my eyes to several points that I did not assume about deeply beforehand. I have been a youth organizer since my freshman 12 months but did not recognize

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