How it Feels to Graduate Mid-Pandemic

By: Rasha Aridi, Will Bower, Connor Brown

Photo by juantiagues on Foter.com / CC BY-SA

In this week’s podcast edition of The News Feed, three soon-to-be graduates, Rasha Aridi, Will Bower and Connor Brown, discuss the anxiety that surrounds the graduating class of 2020. Graduates will soon be entering an uncertain economy, as unemployment rates continue to skyrocket and industry leaders are left without a job. Beyond the stress brought on by the current economic crisis, graduates are feeling the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without being able to walk at graduation, say goodbye to their universities, and enjoy their last moments with friends, graduating seniors are finishing their collegiate experience in a way that no one else in recent history has gone through.