Approximately 7.8 billion individuals have felt the unwelcome effects of 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic, some have managed to maintain relatively normal lives; others saw their lives changed forever. Over a million people have died from COVID-19. Essential workers have worked long hours, striving to keep others safe and support themselves and their families. Unemployment has soared. In 2020, we saw record-breaking protests against police brutality. We witnessed a rise in natural disasters and began to really feel the effects of climate change. We experienced a divisive presidential election. Conspiracy theories have taken over social media and have even been validated by elected officials, spreading uncertainty and fear.
Alone, each of these experiences is frightening; together, they are overwhelming. Although the Saint Joseph’s University community is a miniscule part of that number, our fears matter and we have the opportunity to make an impact. Our campaign has been informed by the fear of the global pandemic and the reality the world has begun to adjust to. It is also informed by other struggles that are also omnipresent in our lives, including racism, mental health, sexism, homophobia, and many more. Our campaign seeks not only to share these fears, but to search for hope. It is our responsibility as members of the SJU community to share and address these fears and, by starting that conversation, to help make individuals feel more safe and welcome. Join us.
Saint Joseph’s international business major - class of 2021 shares how Covid-19 has affected his school career and discusses the ethics behind sending kids back to school.
Saint Joseph’s entertainment marketing major - class of 2022 shares his experience of living on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as his experience with contracting the virus himself.
Saint Joseph’s Political Science major - class of 2021s shares her experience of racial injustice on campus. She speaks on her opinions of racial injustice on campus and what she thinks must be done to change that. Also gives her…
A Saint Joseph’s University Business Intelligence and Analytics double major – Class of 2021 shares her experience of fear when returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses her worries regarding distancing, gathering, and staying safe in order to…
Saint Joseph’s Psychology major shares her experience of life on campus during Covid-19, while also dealing with her autoimmune disease.
Saint Joseph’s Junior major - class of 2022 shares his experience with online classes and the impact virtual learning has had on his academic goals.
A Saint Joseph’s University Senior shares her disappointment in the lack of the support the administration has given to students this past semester, particularly in regards to mental health services.
A Saint Joseph's University freshman discusses his experience of dealing with cystic fibrosis and integrating into the college experience during the current global pandemic.
Saint Joseph’s Communications major - class of 2022 shares her experience of on campus and how it has been different than what she is used to.
Saint Joseph’s Education major - class of 2021 shares his experience of living in fear with a heart transplant during COVID.
Saint Joseph’s student reads the experience of English major - class of 2022 and her experience of harassment on social media and feeling unprotected on campus.
Saint Joseph’s Marketing major - class of 2021 shares (her) experience of being afraid while walking alone at night. She discusses how she feels vulnerable as a young woman alone at night.
Saint Joseph’s Food Marketing major - class of 2021 shares his experience with xenophobia and racism during the COVID-19 and sheds light on new issues that many Asian American families are experiencing today.
A Saint Joseph's University senior shares her experience of living on campus as a Resident Assistant, while also being immunocompromised, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saint Joseph’s biology major - class of 2021 shares her experience of living on campus as an RA, while navigating the challenges of living with a compromised immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saint Joseph’s sports marketing major - class of 2021 shares his experience of becoming aware of the seriousness of the climate change issue, as well as what could happen to humanity in the future.
Saint Joseph’s Communications major - class of 2024 shares her experience with homophobia at her Catholic high school and how that experience affected her decision to come to a Catholic college. She also speaks to being gay at Saint Joe's…