The New Normal

Story/Video posted April 13, 2020 in News by Caitlin Lee


On March 4, The multimedia reporting class had their last day of class before spring break. They left for spring break with the expectation of returning in a week, blissfully unaware that this would be their last in-person class for the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in their own homes, COMM481 students are reflecting on how rapidly every day life is changing with the new normal of physical distancing and safer-at-home orders. By recording a message to their younger self, each student observed just how much of a different experience everyone is having based on their location and home situation. 

Featured in this video: Kayla Simmons (Brooklyn, NY), Lilian Swartzell (Philadelphia, PA), Paige Hooven (Bucks County, PA), Melina Chumley (Lower Merion, PA), Justin Lange (State College, PA), Liz Irvin (York, PA), Brynn Laurash (Cranbury, NJ), Lauren Ansell (Uniontown, PA), Christina Veintimilla (Naples, FL), Amanda Thieu (Philadelphia, PA), Rachel Gelfand (Emmitsburg, MD)