The Observer

Attention, Connection, and Sinews: An Interview with John Williams, April 2020

Vee Kalkunte

April 22, 2020

In the midst of this chaotic April, it’s hard to describe our situation, but Dr. John Williams captures it well: “[Now], the way we love each other is to no longer be around each other, which is a paradox.”  And what a ...

A Moment with Margie Norman: Interview, April 2020

Vee Kalkunte

April 22, 2020

It is, as Margie Norman, says, “unprecedented times.” After all, spring was a time of possibilities, for many of us. We had expectations when we came into spring. Expectations about our classes, our education, our work -...

Alone Together: A Reflection on Life in Quarantine

April 15, 2020

It’s the weirdest feeling, talking to five people over a Zoom call, playing video games in a room all by yourself. The only things your walls hear are your own words. The only thing your parents hear is a single side of your c...

5 Tips for Acing Zoom Classes

April 15, 2020

With our classes online, most of us find ourselves in the unusual situation of being alone in our learning. When we don’t have as much to do during the day, it’s easy to just put off the work as something for later, or just...

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