“Just try to be flexible and open and always be gentle on yourself,” Cardenal said. “It’s okay to grieve. It’s okay to think of the could have, should have, would haves of life, but at the same time, always be proactive about trying to make the best that you can out of an experience. Try to find the beauty and try to find the light in the darkness.”
“These have been probably the best … first three weeks of a semester that I’ve ever experienced as a professor. The energy, the vibe is the best … in my career of teaching. I mean … it’s obvious but it’s just [that] when you’ve been deprived of something, you’re that much more appreciative and energetic about it.”
“We actually wanted to personify a brand, and so Viv is who we think of as an older sister, or this like, badass person or a mentor,” Diasti said. “And then the bonus of ‘for your V’ goes along with the boldness of being in your face and like talking about these things up front and wanting more brands to do that.”
“You never know when something can be taken away from you,” Rueve said. “I think that’s something that the pandemic really, really made me realize, and be thankful for every lacrosse game that I get to manage and every charity water meeting, and every opportunity to see family or call a friend.”
“Checking in people and printing their label … it’s completely out of like the realm of my job responsibilities, but I think in a unique situation like COVID, everybody kind of has to roll up their sleeves and, and do whatever job needs to be done to make sure that we’re all here, safe, and can be at Boston College together,” Morris said.
“We realized what was going on, and there was just this outpouring of sorrow among everyone I was around at the time,” Kim said. “It’s actually pretty crazy to reflect on how quickly the atmosphere turned from like joking around to just total grief.”
“I can’t go around my day being fine and dandy, and then knowing that students don’t feel at home here, or students feel unsafe … we don’t take it lightly,” Russi said.
“[They were] wondering how long it was going to last, wondering what would come next. Students were wondering whether it would affect their job prospects and whether they’re going to graduate on time and how they were going to be graded. All of that was up in the air, so long as the strike lasted.”