The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Sonia Rao is a sophomore journalism and economics major and The Daily Tar Heel's City & State editor.
I'm a sophomore at UNC, and I've been attending classes over Zoom since the pandemic hit in March.
It's hard to stare at a computer screen for hours every day. I miss walking through campus to get to class and seeing my professors and peers in person.
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But I know I'm lucky. I have stable Wi-Fi and am learning from a safe environment. I'm also not missing out on milestones like learning to read, socializing with friends through clubs and extracurriculars or even going to prom.
I can't imagine what this virtual learning experience has been like for elementary, middle and high school students in local school districts.