Dear Sophomore Year,
You got cut off two months short. After coming back from spring break, we found out that classes would be switching to online starting March 16 and would be online for the rest of the semester. My last in-person class was on Friday, and it's so sad that I won't be in a face-to-face class until August.
While I understand the circumstances and why colleges are doing this, it's absolutely heartbreaking. The majority of my friends live over an hour away from me, and I won't be able to see them for over five months. Yes, FaceTime is a thing, but it's not the same as going to Center City to hang out with them.
A lot of my friends are seniors and are supposed to graduate in May. I don't know if or when I'll ever see them again, and that's what really makes me sad. My time with them got cut short out of nowhere.
Overall, this school year has been hectic but really fun at the same time. I got so much closer to the friends I made last year. I made friends that are freshmen. I've had three jobs over the course of the whole school year. I've had lots of school projects, essays, breakdowns, and events that made this year unforgettable.
While college decided to turn into Education Connection all over the country, I feel that everyone has the same feeling: it's bittersweet. While we get to go home and have home-cooked meals, sleep in, and see friends from home, we won't be able to get the full college experience or see our friends for a long while. It's harder to talk to professors and form bonds with others. You won't be able to be involved in your student organization as much anymore, if at all. It's just not the same.
So, sophomore year, thank you for the memories, and I'm so sorry that you had to end so soon. Thanks for being somewhat good, and I hope junior year brings great memories too.