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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.

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

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