Exactly a Year Into the Pandemic, Students, Faculty and Staff Share Their Funny, Poignant and Hard-Earned Insights
By Lauren Brown
As one full year of pandemia passed by, many of us gained insights about our work, relationships and outlook. And in one Terp’s case, the lesson learned was how to ride a bike.
It’s better to check the takeout order at the restaurant than return home a burger short.
Keeping track of what TV shows are on what streaming services is hard.
There might be such a thing as too much together time.
One year ago today, as the death count from COVID-19 climbed to 4,291, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, the first caused by a coronavirus.
More than 2.6 million fatalities, 117 million cases and countless missed outings and gatherings later, here we are, amid adaptations, frustrations and (finally!) vaccinations that promise a return to something close to normal.
In that time, we’ve all discovered a few things that we never wanted to—and a few that we’re glad we did. For this unwelcome panniversary, we asked Terps across campus to tell us one lesson they’ve learned in the past year. Here’s a sample of what they said.
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