Pandemic Stress Lead Students To Take a Break

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Back in Mar. 2020, Brooklyn College was taken by storm when classes made the sudden switch from in-person classrooms to online platforms. As the pandemic has continued, and with campus life becoming a relic, some students are taking a break from their studies in response to the new normal.

 “I don’t think I was helping myself by just pushing through, because I thought that was kind of the mantra that I needed to follow. ‘Push through this – you’ll be fine,’” said Mia Galeano, who is taking her first semester off this spring after attending BC for a year and a half. “Pushing through doesn’t mean I need to drag myself along in order to reach the finish line if I’m already so tired and worn out.”