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Documenting the Camel Experience

Tashayla Borden '21, Africana Studies & Psychology major



Tashayla Borden '21, Africana Studies & Psychology major


I got a small job making grocery deliveries. I help out senior citizens.


April 14, 2020


Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Did you change your spring break plans because of the virus? From what to what?
I still did a small two-day trip, but I went from POTENTIALLY walking around my house to being inside.

How did you feel when you were informed the remainder of the semester would be held online?
At first, I thought my semester was done. Then the homework piled up...

Where are you living for the rest of the semester? How did you feel about leaving campus? Or what's it like remaining on campus?
I'm at home. I miss my independence and my own space.

What has been your experience with moving classes online? What's good? What's not so good?
What's not good is this damn WIFI

How has the virus (and the precautions taken to prevent it spreading) impacted your daily life?
I got a small job making grocery deliveries. I'm pretty lazy with it now, but I help out senior citizens.

How worried are you about getting the virus?
I'm VERY worried.

Do you know anyone who has gotten COVID-19?
Yes. I have an aunt and some older family members who passed.

Are you staying in? What are you doing to pass the time?
I mostly stay, but when I leave I get groceries. Or work to deliver groceries.

Are you going out? Where do you go and what is it like?
I sneak out to take walks to the corner store. It's rebellious and the air is nice.

What is giving you hope and/or strength right now?
Leaving my house.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about what you're feeling or experiencing right now?
I'm tired. I'm lazy. And I'm always hungry.


, “Tashayla Borden '21, Africana Studies & Psychology major,” Connecticut College COVID-19 Archive, accessed October 4, 2022,

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