As I left campus in mid-March, packing up my belongings in a daze and scrambling to say goodbyes, there was one thought constantly circulating through my head: I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a senior right now. I still can’t imagine what it would be like for the final classes of my college career to be on Zoom, and for my final goodbyes to most of my friends to be crammed into three days of confusion.
Today’s special issue, which concludes the Record’s coverage of the spring semester, cannot capture what was lost. But, in creating it, we hope to shed some light on the unique experiences of the Class of 2020 and to honor a class that has proven resilient beyond words.
Traditionally, the Record publishes an end-of-the-year commencement issue after finals are completed. It is meant to be a celebration and reflection on the academic year as seniors don their caps and gowns and look toward the future. This year, we have no commencement, but we have attempted to provide a space for reflection and celebration nonetheless.
To our seniors, we all are so proud of you. We wish you the best of luck as you venture out into an uncertain world.
All my best,
Samuel Wolf ’21