By Emma Russell
Student Life Editor
At the end of January some students moved back to campus and started their mandatory two week quarantine before the start of the spring semester.
Despite being stuck in their dorm rooms for virtual classes, many students on campus find the change in environment refreshing and are glad to be able to see their friends, even if they’re still six feet apart.
“I’m doing great! I’ve settled in, decorated my space, and I’ve found no lack of options to occupy my time between taking walks outdoors, checking out new clubs, and trying to survive classes,” junior Mike Nichols said.
“[I’m] not doing too bad, I find myself more motivated being back on campus. I’m staying on top of work and go out for a walk at least once a day. Honestly, it’s odd being back with the quarantine rules, but I don’t mind,” sophomore Lorna Cummings said.
“I’m vibing. I’m enjoying being on campus surrounded by my friends. I’m trying to make the most of my last semester here at Washington College,” senior Will Reid said.
“Life on campus right now is pretty nice, but it’s been stressful with the recent COVID-19 outbreak at Chester Hall. Thankfully, I’m not living in that hall, but quarantine rules have become a lot more strict in the past few days since that happened,” freshman Liv Barry said.
“I’m mostly doing okay, better since I got out of quarantine. I’m seeing more people than I thought I would and it’s definitely better than being at home, but I guess I am still a little lonely,” junior Lyra Abbot said.
“Honestly, it’s not as terrible as I thought it would be, but it could be better. I’m just happy to see most of my friends again,” senior Dominic Delcoco said.
“I’m glad to be back on campus. I was really bored and lonely at home but now that I’m here and able to see my friends again I feel a lot better and I’m able to focus more. I feel like now I’m able to continue to grow and live out my college years. That being said, I am kind of nervous about how this is going to go considering that there are people partying in the middle of a pandemic which bothers me and puts us all at risk. I’m pessimistic about our chances of making it through the semester considering the carelessness of some people. That being said, I think most of us are doing well and generally it’s good to be here,” sophomore Dylan Snow said.
“I’m doing well. Most people are out of quarantine so like of course everyone is still staying safe and social distancing, but things are starting to feel a bit more normal,” sophomore Julia Totis said.
“It’s just been odd. It’s just weird with campus not having the same zest it usually has with only some of us here. When I do see my friends walking around it makes me happy. I’m generally really glad to be here for my last semester, but it’s just not the same,” senior Berkleigh Fadden said.
It seems all students can agree that while things aren’t the same as before, they’re glad to be back, for as long as they can.
Featured Photo caption: Students are now allowed back on campus, with proper social distancing and mask restrictions put in place to keep them safe, but students are still cautious. Photo by Marah Vain Callahan.