From Julie Adam on December 11th, 2020
As a broadcast journalism major, senior Faith Burling has learned how to adapt during the pandemic. When classes first went online in the spring, Faith, her professors and peers learned a lot about how to cover news during the pandemic. At first, they used CNN News Source when they were remote. This semester, Burling and her fellow broadcast journalism students have been able to safely report the news without a mask on by speaking though plexiglass barriers in the newsroom.
Burling understood how serious the pandemic was after someone close to her became sick with Covid-19. She wants everyone on campus to stay safe, and she believes that if one student does not take the pandemic seriously, it can have a domino effect and get many other students sick. To cope with the pandemic she has taken many solo drives in her car. Initially, Burling struggled with wearing a mask due to her claustrophobia, but she knew how important it was to stop the spread of Covid-19. Now she is used to her mask and barely notices it. While this semester has been different, she feels it has brought her and her classmates closer together since they are all experiencing the unprecedented times together.