Gordon students Bethany Carsey ’22, Clara Mund ’22, Olivia Rose ’22, and Kalyn Oliveira ’22 were four of the student-teachers working in Chelsea over the summer to get students back on track with their learning, after the pandemic and the transition to remote learning created a major literacy gap for young readers.
While people were baking homemade sourdough bread, adopting pets and remodeling bathrooms to make the most of being stuck at home during the pandemic, music performance major Shant Arakelian ’21 was composing a six-movement sonata about his life.
To get some practical advice for how we can enjoy this transition to a “new normal”, The Bell interviewed mental health counselor Reid Swetland of the Gordon College Counseling Center. Here are his five tips for navigating reentry and relishing it too.
In a typical semester, theatre students would use facial expressions to help tell a story, audiences would sit shoulder to shoulder to watch live performances, and cast members would hold hands for their final bow. This year, those familiar rhythms have been replaced by totally new ways of doing things.
Over the last year, Tatenda Makoni ’17 helped run clinical trials for three of the major COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the thousands of volunteers who made vaccination against the coronavirus possible.