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Kara Haselton

Kara Haselton, Photo Editor

Kara Haselton (she/her) is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies (self-design, photojournalism and social justice) major from Raleigh, NC.

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Aaron Carpenter, a senior double major in Biology and Psychology, said he does not like the idea of online classes, as he has ADHD and the format is not conducive to his learning style. Its not what anyone expected.

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February 15, 2021
Jacob Villemagne, a senior Computer Science major, said that before COVID-19 changed his college education, he was able to get help from professors. But now, its just zoom meetings and emails... Im passing my classes but I dont feel like Im learning anything.

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February 15, 2021
Marley Priest, a senior self-designing a degree in Multimedia Production Design, took a lot of online classes in high school: I know how to do well in them, but I dont get as much out of them. This semester they chose reading-heavy classes so they have something to do.

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February 15, 2021
Caleb Owen, a junior self-designing a degree in Leadership Studies and Community Engagement stated, Its not my preferred delivery of class, however, Im finding ways to establish a routine. He stated that it makes him better appreciate the two in-person classes he does have.

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February 15, 2021
Taylor Houston, a junior Sustainable Development major, is not a fan of online classes, but prefers a hybrid class schedule, meeting synchronously once a week, leaving the other day for independent work.

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February 15, 2021
Noelle Banks, a junior Public Relations major likes doing online classes. She stated that she feels more organized with everything being online and is able to give better responses to teachers.

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February 15, 2021
Karen Mumma, a junior Communications major, said online classes feel more like a job than an education; Its all meeting I have to go to and projects I have to complete before the deadline and less enrichment.

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February 15, 2021
Cammie Hogan, a junior Communication Sciences and Disorders major, has mostly asynchronous classes and enjoys being able to set her own schedule. This format has allowed her to take courses at three different institutions for her pre-med track.

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February 15, 2021
Brendan Martini, junior Political Science major, does not enjoy online classes. The thing I loved about going to class was the walks to and from class and being a part of the town. Being in a classroom with other kids made me feel like Im a part of something bigger than myself.

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February 15, 2021
Election day, Nov. 3, 2020, was the first time Diana Fraser has voted since 1976. She always felt politics was a charade, a play, and that the outcome was already ordained. Since growing older, she said she has learned more about the process and now sees its importance. Fraser voted at the Watagua High School polling site after becoming a registered voter at the DMV.

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November 11, 2020
Outside Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Department, Zeke Jones campaigns for the Republican Party on Nov. 3, the day of the 2020 election. According to Jones, this polling site had been slower in comparison to the last day of early voting, but he was still able to talk to several individuals about voting for the school board, the race that Jones feels is the most important on this ballot.

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December 31, 2020
Secret service officials prepare for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence outside Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC.

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November 2, 2020
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