On March 16, 2020, the governor of Pennsylvania issued a state-wide stay at home order due to increasing concerns regarding COVID-19. Up until this point, Grove City College was one of the last schools still open. But with this order, the Grove was forced to shut down and move to online classes. However, there were some of us that could not go home for one reason or another. The 30 or so of us that stayed behind nicknamed ourselves The Remnant. During the time I spent marooned on campus, I journaled about what life was like.
When we last left off, I had survived the first day of online classes. I had also discovered that I would be putting my computer skills to great use helping my professors with the transition to online classes.
March 24, 2020
I slept in today, and it was lovely. Probably wasn’t a good idea in the long run as I did nothing productive throughout the morning but it was still nice. I’ve begun to develop a hobo beard. It looks the opposite of good but as I see very few people nowadays I don’t have the motivation to shave. And thus I am left in this bearded limbo of sorts. As I’ve spent more time improving with my balisong I’ve begun to notice the extremely poor quality of my current trainer. I had around twenty dollars worth of Amazon gift card balance so I decided to order a new one. I haven’t been this excited for a package in some time. At one o’clock I logged onto Teams for my video production class. My partner and I for our current project thought that the deadline for the first edit was due today, so we had effectively finished it. Much to our surprise, most of the rest of the class hadn’t even shot all their footage, much less edited it. Both Matt and I were very excited to hear this as it means we don’t really need to do anything for that class until the end of next week. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing some readings and working through some Spanish homework. -Jacob
It is a great feeling to be ahead of schedule on a project. Because of our happy little accident, we did not have to do any more work for that class for the rest of the week. Sadly, I do not usually have the motivation to work ahead like this. This is something I think I can stand to work on. Working ahead is a great habit to get into, especially in college. It gives you much more freedom to spend time with friends, relax, and work on hobbies. It is also a great safeguard against forgetting assignments.
Stay tuned for further installments of The Remnant!