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TCC community weighs in on their spring preparations

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JANINE SHUMAN
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For many, the pandemic introduced dysfunctional daily routines as if the rest of the baggage simply wasn’t enough.

NE student Maram Hammoudeh doesn’t have a structured school routine.

“My study routine depends on how much I have slept the night before but usually I will do all my work late afternoon or at night,” she said. “I’ll try to finish most of what is due the day of, and if I don’t then I will have it done before the next week starts.”

NE biology professor Natalie Russell taught online before the pandemic hit, making her routine more organized than most.

“Since I taught online even before COVID, my day has changed less than most instructors,” she said.“

I start the day responding to emails, grading and giving students feedback while drinking my first cup of coffee. I open my virtual office hours and hope that a few students will drop in to see me.”

Despite having experience than most, Russell is no stranger to the changes of the transition.
“The biggest change for me is that any collaboration with colleagues or planning is done through virtual TEAMS meetings instead of in-person meetings,” she said.

“About lunchtime, if the weather is nice, I take a walk around the neighborhood to get a break from sitting at my desk. The afternoon is usually spent creating something for class; it might be a video or a lab activity.”

For NE student Rebecca Morris, involvement in school organizations and keeping a healthy daily routine is helping her combat isolation.

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