By Dan Golon ‘20
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic and all its effects, it’s hard to look toward the future, because all the future holds is more things for this virus to ruin.
For me, one big motivating factor is looking forward to college, but simultaneously, my biggest fear is that they might take it away from us.
I have spent the last two years of my life pondering the concept of college, especially these last few weeks leading up to May 1. The amount of time and effort I have put into scholarships, essays, applications, and decisions, is obscene. I have spent an unreal amount of time trying to decide the best fit for me.
It seems as if all that work may be useless this coming semester. Students across the globe might be plagued with eLearning yet again.
I, for one, will not be enrolling in a university for the fall semester if this does happen.
If you want to pay $15,000 for a semester of computer learning while laying on your couch, then I’m sorry, but you are an idiot. You can be exposed to the same material at your local library for free, and most likely find an instructor on YouTube that blows your instructor out of the water.
Or maybe as an alternative to not enrolling at all, enroll at Moraine Valley and transfer your credits to the school of your choosing in Spring 2021. You would potentially save heaps of money that would be wasted away paying a university tuition to learn on your laptop.
The worst part is that my mind has even been pondering these options, but I have to at this point. The extremeness of this situation is fairly unmatched throughout history; when unconventional situations arise, you must put forth an unconventional solution.
Assuming that all goes well and we do have the ability to attend university campuses come the Fall 2020 semester, it would be a semester I will never forget. The return to normalcy would be blissful and I would be in a new environment I handpicked for my own success.