By Tahaara Gazali
High school and college are always stressful. However, the COVID-19 quarantine has created even more stress for many students as they transfer completely to online instruction and are expected to work just like we would if everything were normal. Part of the difficulty lies in the inability of students to talk to professors or teachers face to face. Student Mansaha states, “It’s very stressful because sometimes I don’t know what I am doing.” College sophomore Safiya states, “It's very challenging but I am thankful that my semester is almost over.”
On the other hand, a junior student at UB says that he is fine and is not having a problem with online classes. He states, “It’s fine for me personally because I used to feel exhausted and now I feel that a weight is off of me and there is more time when usually it would be stressful.”
Overall, quarantine and online classes are causing stress for many people in Monroe County and the rest of the world. The role we can play as students is to try our best and stay safe for our own safety and the safety of people around us.