Student Voices: The Time We Wish We Had
In a new op-ed, Harvard senior, Mollie Ames, writes about returning to college after nearly two years of studying remotely. She narrates a common experience being shared by many seniors across the country this fall: reflection from living at home, the pandemic’s reel of relative uncertainties, and the gap seniors are coming to terms with from not having been able to truly discover their passions during their middle college years.
“Like many current seniors, I spent my junior year learning from home, disconnected from my best friends and favorite professors but also perhaps less affected by some of the anxieties that tend to preoccupy upperclassmen nearing the end of college. Still, just as having space from those concerns may have been liberating in the moment, returning to campus and coming to terms with them as a senior has, at times, left me feeling overwhelmed and underprepared.”