Reader’s Letter: The College Lifestyle Is Definitely Not What It Used To Be

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Going to college was sold as a completely different experience than what happens on campus today.


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Life on campus was meant to be a place where you can explore, play with new ideas, meet new people, and most of all, see the faces of your fellow students or professors. This is not the experience that occurs on campus today thanks to COVID-19.

Let’s start by waking up. No matter the time of day for your classes, you must first be ready to go online and connect with an application to declare an oath.

A promise that there will indeed be no risk to the campus, no personal contact with the sick, confirming not to leave the country and finally not having been recommended to isolate oneself. After this, the application decides if it is allowed to approach the building or not. If they reject you, prepare to miss out on your education.

On the way to campus, don’t forget your mask, proof of access, personal identification, and all school supplies.


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If you are allowed on campus, put on the mask and have an entrance test ready to display.

Now walk through the multitude of possible diseases.

Do not eat or drink anywhere in the building except in designated eating areas. Remember to bring proof of vaccination with you or you will be forced to feed outside. Find your way to class, don’t forget to walk some distance and when you sit down make sure it’s two desks away for your classmates.

Same seat in all classes, clean it up and get ready to show your pass. The educator enters with a crooked face, declaring the names of the classmates who must leave the class immediately. They have been rejected, I hope they are prepared for an investigation and have not caused an infection.

Now that class begins, everyone dispersed, remember not to eat or drink in the classroom. If you need to satisfy these urges, please do so in designated areas. The conference begins.


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This is just a sample of the student body’s daily routine each morning. Whether we want to admit it or not, this is the new normal for students learning in person.

It is nothing like the college experiences of the past.

Dylan Menard, Amherstburg

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