With only a month and a half remaining in the Fall 2020 semester, the allotted timeline for completing Brown’s COVID word search has grown frighteningly short.
“It’s almost impossible to balance this with my classes,” said senior Kevin Young, circling the word ‘bear’ in colored pencil. “But I made a little calendar for the next few weeks and I’m praying I can get it done. My social life might take a hit, but that’s the price I pay for not starting earlier. I don’t know if they’re allowing extensions, and I don’t even want to find out. I haven’t even found ‘open curriculum’ yet."
“I didn’t plan it out well at all,” bemoaned Young, clutching the Brown Takes Care Quiet Period handout and beginning to cry. “I thought, oh, I’ve got a whole semester for this. And now I’ve left it so late. And I know they’ll be able to tell if it’s rushed. It won’t be my best work.”
At press time, students were horrified to realize that they hadn’t even started on the coloring page.