For some students, this past summer was a relaxing staycation. For others, it was an endless feeling of confinement. But for all, it was a summer that won’t be forgotten.
Though a challenging couple of months, many UNC students said they were able to find silver linings amid the pandemic.
Lindsey Williams, a sophomore majoring in nursing, found alternative ways to make the most out of her summer.
“I was supposed to work as a certified nursing assistant over the summer, but because of COVID-19 I wasn’t able to do that,” Williams said. “I started babysitting two kids every day instead to make some money. It was nice because I could hang out with my family more before coming back to school since I don’t see them a lot when I’m here.”
During quarantine some found it difficult to maintain contact with others. Though there was certainly an increase in the amount of communication handled online, sophomore Vatsala Sachdeva turned to letter writing to keep in touch with her family.