Although students of the School of Engineering petitioned to have an in-person commencement, the ceremony is set to remain virtual.
Anneliese Peterson, a fourth-year aerospace engineering student, hoped to celebrate her 2021 graduation from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science with an in-person graduation ceremony that resembled those in the years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rainey Williams saw dozens of parents taking pictures of their children who were admitted to UCLA on a recent visit to campus. It was a sign of life returning to normal, the second-year linguistics and computer science student said.
A sense of unease consumed Tiffany Dong when she heard about a shooting in Atlanta on the news during a family dinner.
“I remember this feeling of dread washing over me because these hate crimes have been going on for so long at this point,” said the second-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student.
With much more time spent at home, many Bruins have turned to needleworking for a sense of wellness amid the pandemic. UCLA students share their at-home crafting hobbies, the inspirations behind their creative work and tips for those looking to start.
From caring for plants to arts and crafts, many Bruins have taken up new hobbies to cope with various stresses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Wellness from Home” will highlight the different ways Bruins have been practicing self-care during quarantine and how other students can begin prioritizing their mental health.
For some students who work at grocery stores, being an essential worker has lost its novelty.
“I didn’t even think about me as being an essential worker,” said Wanye’ Yoakum, a third-year African American studies and theater student who works at Target in Santa Monica.
Marcia Santini can’t escape the feeling of burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santini, an emergency room nurse at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is one of many health care workers who is overwhelmed by the pandemic.
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