A hot mess of chaos. That’s the wording that psychology instructor Renee Crowgey used to describe her home on a typical school day. As if teaching four sections of classes isn’t enough, she and her partner have been raising a three-year old and five-year old with virtually no help throughout the pandemic.
So I took the journal, and I started writing in it. I don’t remember what I wrote, but I remember the feeling I got when I wrote to myself. It felt amazing. I could say whatever I wanted with no fear of being judged, because I wasn’t writing for anyone else.
I recognize that there are a lot of downsides to this situation that we’ve all been forced into, but I believe that we can all make the best out of it by finding the positives in our lives and focusing on them.
Harris works alongside other volunteers, nurses and other workers to keep the makeshift facility running in a safe manner, which includes informing patients of the process and constantly communicating with other workers to ensure those providing the tests have time to change protective equipment between patients. Harris described the drive-through facility as a tense environment with no room for error.
In the midst of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country, many students might not be able to physically attend Mass or practice their faith in traditional manners for several reasons, such as mandated cancelations or health concerns in public spaces. Luckily for students, Campus Ministry at the University of Portland is determined to continue serving and supporting students, many of whom have left the city, state or even the country.