June 8, 2020

Screenshot taken from Barack and Michelle Obama: Dear Class of 2020 video 

Sunday, June 7th, YouTube live streamed their “Dear Class of 2020” Graduation Ceremony. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic that has been disrupting the natural flow of things for the past few months, graduation ceremonies for seniors all over the world have been canceled. As Justin Timberlake said early into the ceremony “We are going to show the world how resilient you really are.” While the accomplishments of these graduates might not be possible, YouTube attempted to...

May 18, 2020

 Image taken from Obama's digital commencement

On May 16, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX broadcasted ‘Graduate Together’ in order to celebrate the Seniors of all levels, but more specifically high schoolers, whose year has been cut short due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The program, hosted by Lebron James, featured a plethora of celebrities and other prominent personalities such as the Jonas Brothers, Megan Rapinoe,and Malala Yousafzai, but the star of the ceremony was  Former President Barack Obama who provided a commencement speech to the graduate...

May 13, 2020

Image taken from one37pm.com 

On May 15, I was supposed to walk across the stage at my college. Diploma in hand, this is the day I have been waiting for years for. All of my schooling career has built up to this moment… only for it not to happen. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has been ravaging the entirety of the world, graduations for high school, college, masters and doctorates have been cancelled or postponed. While I admit that I am lucky that my school is choosing postponed graduation (for an unknown date), that is not the case f...

April 25, 2020

As many Americans enters about a month and a half into stay-at-home orders, especially those in the New York and New Jersey area, our daily routines have continually been disrupted by the overwhelming news that controls our televisions and the ever-present deterioration of mental stability from staying constantly in our homes. All of which is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

My daily routine, being a college Senior, consisted of waking up early to go to class, downing copious amounts of coffee while socializing in Kelly Commons, one of the m...

April 12, 2020

Senior Year, for both high school and college students alike, is a momentous occasion that almost everyone looks forward to—the last sporting event, last time seeing friends or people that you have grown up with together. The end of senior year becomes a recognition of accolades and Prom. Finally, and most importantly, there’s walking across the stage for graduation and receiving your diploma. All that is now forcibly stripped away due to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

In 2019, about 3.4 million students graduated from college, with 1.9 milli...

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