Dear Covid-Panicked Universities: Let Me Take My Own Risk

by Christian Watson
The Daily Bell

The frantic responses from American universities to the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed college from a period of excitement into a time of uncertainty, dread, and serious cognitive dissonance.

In my case, at least.

I was full of gleeful anticipation as I packed up everything and drove back to college to begin my 3rd year as a junior. I, like many other college students, looked forward to seeing my friends, commencing my studies for yet another year, and arguing about philosophy while on a caffeinated high until 3 A.M. (I’m certain that was just me.)

But I also understood that the pandemic would play a visible role in campus life for the foreseeable future. And yet, I was hoping that role would be secondary to my overall experience.

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