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What better medium for catharsis than art? Students, faculty and staff at UBC strove to overcome the pandemic’s dullness with artistic pursuits ranging from dance to crocheting.

when the world stopped, we connected in the one place we still could

At the start of the pandemic, I found solace in attending classes in my pajamas and trying my hand at baking. The sudden stillness that had enveloped me was comforting and — dare I say — blissful.

A dull headache began banging in my skull during my family’s Christmas party. Soon after, my throat ached with irritation and my sinuses had become a desert. I had COVID-19.

It was the feeling you get when you start falling while dreaming, or when your stomach drops and you feel like something is about to go terribly, terribly wrong.

March 13, 2020 I hosted a party for my sister’s eighteenth birthday Red cups laden to the brim with sticky, peachy liquid

The Ubyssey explored how social isolation can influence our mental health and wellbeing, shedding light on one of the unprecedented pitfalls of pandemic living.

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