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Letter from the editor: To the class of 2020...

We finally did it! Four long years (or so) of hard work has come to a close, and although the end could’ve been a little better, we’ve accomplished so much and have become better people for it. I know I won’t be the same exact person I was today than I will be in four more years, and the same may be said for many of us, but this transition from college student to college graduate is one of the most important in our lives. Life is full of transitions and transitioning, and we’re making good progress. 

But enough of the stuff we’ve already heard and will hear for the next few weeks. As the graduating class, we need to comprehend how we’re going to get jobs in a time where we can’t shake our employers’ hands or find any positions at places that had to be shut down. Some of us are just totally out of luck with our fields of study and whether we can work at all right now. Some of us are heading into medical pursuits, and I wish you the best of luck in everything you’re about to face. But when this all ends, we will be the ones who made it through. We are the force that can surpass these difficulties in our most crucial time of life.

2020 is the year of transition. The world will not be the same after this all ends, and neither will we, but we’ve conquered so much ground already, and I don’t think this is a good time to stop. We must lead the world with our ideas and our performances, and we will do so with the stride of the Wildcats.


Sincerely,

Eric Wise, editor-in-chief, creative writing and German studies, transitioning


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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020