There are a lot of people who are having a tough time now. Some have it worse than others but overall, it’s a pretty bad time for lots of folks. We think of people who have health issues, those who have lost loved ones, and those who are struggling to pay their bills. This pandemic also has and will continue to steal from people experiences they expected to and deserve to have.
It’s the beginning of another school year and that includes universities across the world. Some universities will be online only this year. Students won’t have to travel to the campus to attend classes. This means many students won’t be able to experience the campus or the country (for international students) the university is located in.
University is a great time for young people to learn about academics but also to experience life. It’s about meeting people and partake in events that interest them. It could be parties but it could also be about sports or a club. A lot of these things will be curtailed or even unavailable to students for the foreseeable future.
Most students will have just one chance at university life and it’s a shame some of them will have to start or end that part of their life during a pandemic. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not the worst thing in the world to experience but it certainly does suck and it’s just another unfair thing among a giant list of unfair things to have happen to people this year.
University students, I feel for you.