“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.”
“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.”
“At the end of the day, you need a student government that listens, while at the same time, appropriately advocating and pushing the administration,” Atinizian said. “We’re the team that ultimately will listen.”