by Hannah Mooers
Zoe Kinsey, a general education student at Pensacola State College (PSC), has a determined mindset of positivity despite COVID-19 circumstances.
Like many other students, Kinsey’s 2020 school plans have been disrupted by the global epidemic. She had been looking into applying to a physical therapy assistant program this fall but considering she cannot earn observation hours due to the lock-down she is looking for other ways to gain experience. “I’ll make it work,” said Kinsey. She is hoping that the program will show some mercy and provide alternate options.
Kinsey found the switch between in-person classes to live-online classes different but manageable. While it was an adjustment, Kinsey appreciated that her teachers were flexible and understanding. “teachers were gracious and considerate,” said Kinsey.
While her workload didn’t change, Kinsey found that it was difficult to adjust to her new at-home schedule. “Sitting is different… concentrating is harder,” said Kinsey.
Despite the negativity surrounding the pandemic, she sees that there are valuable lessons to learn during the lock-down. According to Kinsey this pandemic “is teaching people to slow down…teaching us what is important to us and to appreciate what we have,” Kinsey said.
Kinsey would like to leave her fellow schoolmates with a word of positivity: “Find the good and make the best of things.”