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Like many throughout the world, teachers and students have found themselves in the midst of a dangerous pandemic. As we learned more about the COVID-19 virus and the statistics started trickling in, we collectively tensed in shock. Overnight, as teachers and students we've been tasked to move, teach, and learn online (or, as some have called it, to do so "remotely")—an environment with which teachers and students often have little or no experience. Teachers have turned to email lists, social media, and the web to develop their online pedagogies, and students have scrambled to find out what this new environment will require and what the technology changes associated with it will mean. We've developed this archive to collect our teaching, learning, and personal experiences, shared and individual, so that we can understand this important moment in history. We expand on our reasons for creating this archive on our background information page.

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Read David Ishizaka's story, "Love in the Time of Corona."

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This site is a place to tell your story, to share your experiences and insights with others, and to create an archive of materials that will provide a basis for reflecting on our collective teaching, learning, and personal experiences in the future. If you choose to contribute, you can share your name and institutional affiliation with others or keep that information private. You will be asked to complete an opening page that includes a consent agreement. On the second page of the story form, you can add your story to the archive. You can do so by using our web form or by uploading a file. If you choose to upload a file, please use our file template to guide your response.

Do You Have More Than One Story to Tell? There are no limits on the number of stories you can share.

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You can also continue to work on a story you've created. To do so, please click on the link in the email message that we will send to you via email once you submit a story. Or enter the ID token in that email message in the following field. You can find the email message by searching your inbox for a message from DoNotReply@colostate.edu. If you cannot locate the message or have deleted it, please contact John Scenters-Zapico at John.Scenters-Zapico@csulb.edu.

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Do you have an assignment to contribute? Please send it to John Scenters-Zapico at John.Scenters-Zapico@csulb.edu.

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The following stories have been reviewed by the Archive editors and released for viewing.

Untitled, by Aaron J. Barlow
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Untitled, by Sarah Moon
Untitled, by Deborah Mutnick
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Untitled, by Maria Barrios
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Untitled, by Holly Gallagher
Untitled, by Anonymous
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Untitled, by Matthew Rostomian
Untitled, by Ron Scott
A Battle Far from Unique, by Caleb Rodriguez
A college student during the coronavirus , by Anonymous
A Pandemic Story from a Home Stuck Student, by Fatima Luna
A Positive Outlook, by Luigi Ciccia
Anonymous 1, by Anonymous
Blogging the Pandemic with students, by Jane C. Nesmith
Change of Routine, by Xitlalli Gomez
Changes in study I have Experienced during the Pandemic , by Anonymous
Comfort Through Connections, by Anonymous
Coronavirus Diaries- 1, by Anonymous
Corona-virus Diary, by Anonymous
Coronavirus Experiences, by Anonymous
Coronavirus Letter to my Dad, by Anonymous
Coronavirus Setback, by Cesar Ibarra
Coronavirus Story, by Juan Cardenas
Covid Chronicle , by Omar Joma
Covid Entry, by Anonymous
COVID-19 & Volunteer, by Briana Frias
COVID-19 Chronicles , by Cristina Zirate
Dear Future Generation , by Ester Serrano
Dear Professor,, by Patricia Navarra
Diary Entry #1: The Unexpected, by Melissa G. Cervantes-Anguas
Don’t Know What to Do, by Aaron Cruz
Dr. K's Stay-at-Home Story, by Karin Evans
Easter 2020 - A slap in our Arrogant Face, by Stamatis N. Astras
Engagement at distance, by Charles Bazerman
Everything Was Happening Too Fast, by Emma Lee. Guthrie
Examining the Social Impact of COVID 19–Coronavirus, by Matthew Hernandez
Expressing Myself During This Pandemic, by Martin Acosta
Finding Blue Skies, by Riley Moon
Food Transports, by Nick Carbone
Freedom Within a Quarantined Life, by Daniela Alvarez-Orozco
Fuck Academic Rigor, by Mara Lee Grayson
Going Through a Pandemic as an Essential Worker, by Jesse Ponce
Grammy's Electronic Kitchen Table, by Diana C. Flynn
Grounded Before Launch: Young Engineers Amid a Global Pandemic, by Aaron Landon
Gut Feelings, by John T. Scenters-Zapico
Inside of Pandemic, by Claudia Lara
Is the COVID response appropriate?, by Anonymous
Life Between Four Walls, by Jesus Perez
Life During Pandemic, by Daphne Cebreros
Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic, by Brian Flores
Life in a Pandemic, by Yesenia Quezada
Life of a Journal, by Valerie Garcia
Living the Coronavirus Experiences in Taiwan, by YOWEI KANG
Living Through the Pandemic, by Camila C. Vega Molina
Living through this Pandemic , by Ashley McCormick
Love in the Time of Corona: A Humument Interpretation , by David Ishizaka
Loving my students with yoga in times of Corona, by Birgit S. Penzenstadler
Making Lemonade out of Lemons, by Anonymous
More Than Just a Virus, by Alyssa Barajas
Mother Nature, by Jefri Lindo
Mourning, Melancholia, and the Coronavirus: Teaching Freud During the Shutdown, by Robert Blankenship
My Corona Story, by Anonymous
My Coronavirus Pandemic Experience, by Aylin Garcia
My Coronavirus Story, by Jason Diaz-Garcia
My Coronavirus Story, by Ece Naz Ertunc
My Current Thought, by Jossely Narvaez
My Life During Quarantine 2020–A Collection of Journals, by Anonymous
My Life Thoughts During a Pandemic , by Alfredo Lopez
My New Life, by Erick Salazar
My Subtle Thoughts, by Diana Farhat
My Thoughts During Quarantine, by Julia Blanchard
My Writing Journal , by Krystal Segura
New Normal, by Mario Avila
New Perspective , by LESLEY HUIZAR
Our lives in 2020, by Anonymous
Pandemic Concerns, by William (Bill) A. Younglove
Quarantine Life , by Jesus Jack Nichol II
Reflections from Long Island, New York, by Ethna D. Lay
Reflections on My Last Semester of College Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, by Spencer Holmes III
Same People, yet a Different Society: The World Changed in One Moment, by Jonathan Aguirre
Social Distance: So Close, Yet So Far , by Yobani Marin
Social Media, by Sara Matul
Society Transforming to Virtual Reality: The Coronavirus Pandemic, by Moises Salas
Springtime on Spring Street & What's Going On? (two poems), by Ashley Baguio
Stuck Inside, by Jonathan Argueta-Cruz
Teaching During the Pandemic, by Anonymous
Teaching in the Time of "The 'Rona'", by Anonymous
Teaching in the Times of Coronavirus , by Jim Hays
The Beauty of Our Mind , by Noel Garcia
The City of Lynwood: In Remembrance During Quarantine, by Armando Cepeda
The Coronavirus Pandemic, by Kimberly Gonzalez
The COVID Chronicles , by Jacob Hertz
The Horrors in the Reality of Quarantine, by Anonymous
The Impact of Covid-19 to the American Economy, by Omar Ramirez
The Invisible Threat, by Anonymous
The Plan Untold, by Nyla Manuel
The Reason Why I Am 1SadGrad , by Anonymous
The Result of COVID-19, by Michael Bautista
The Strike of the New Norm , by Briana Sontay-Perez
The Unexpected Virus, by Anonymous
The Virus That Paralyzed Time–A Poem, by Samantha Ayala
Through Writing, by Jeffrey Chan
To Everyone: Please Self-Isolate, Now is the Most Dangerous Time, by Luke L . Williams
Trust the Journey, by Anonymous
University Coronavirus Notes, by Sam Coleman
Untitled , by Anonymous
Untitled, by Chaeyoon Oh
Using YouTube to Support Faculty in Moving Courses Online, by Jessica R. Jorgenson Borchert
Virtually aware, by Geoff Clegg
Voicing a Crisis: Rhetoric and Reflection, by Anonymous
We Could Just Be Kind, by Megan McIntyre
WHAT A BOTHER, by Lisa Owusu Safo
What Can Writing Do For You?, by Kate Delgado
What Has My Life Become During this Pandemic?, by Axel Orozco
What I know..., by Bernadette Stockwell
When Pandemics Cause Flashbacks, by Anonymous
with covid-19, by Anonymous
Writing during the Epidemic , by Aisha Secundino
Writing our Memories, by Diana Citalan
Writing to Santa, by Anonymous
You are Quarantined Here, by Brian Jauregui