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The Lookout | October 22, 2020

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Editorial: continuing education online

Editorial: continuing education online
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Most of us did not sign up for online classes back in October. Most of us did not think that a global pandemic, economic crises, mandated home-quarantines and online-only classes would be our reality in April.

Look at your calendar. The last time any of us savored an Einstein’s bagel or complained about sculptures was a month ago. April 1 marks two weeks since the official declaration at LCC. How’s everyone been doing?

There is nothing new that can be said about coronavirus. The only thing that changes is the death count. Our routines remain abolished, our sanity keeps crumbling, our fundamental loneliness is growing, and so on. This is why finishing our classes has taken a sudden and striking level of importance.

The Lookout staff firmly believes that one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to continue our classes. Most likely, this means opening multiple tabs at once on your computer and switching between YouTube, the lecture notes on D2L and the quiz page, but so be it. At the very least it’s something to do and we have already paid for it.

If all else fails, think about this funny little anecdote.

The leaders of our college decided it would be a great idea to tear up our campus during fall semester to make it beautiful in the spring.

I sure hope the birds think LCC is beautiful now.

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