BY: VIVIAN GARCIA
Cypress College welcomes students back after the surge in the Omicron variant postponed in-person classes for the Spring 2022 semester.
Even though the Covid-19 precautions remain in place including masks indoors and a weekly health clearance wristband via Mygateway, students share their thoughts about the transition to in-person learning.
Dorian Logan, a Cypress College student who chose to take a statistics course on campus said “it is a lot, to be honest, it’s refreshing.”
“Having things online was a little easier. In-person it is always beneficial you’re getting that feedback you don’t get online,” said Logan.
He continued to state that the environment allows individuals to stay more focused and in tune when comparing remote courses to the campus setting.
Daniel Pulmano, a student majoring in film, also added, about the benefits of the classroom environment stating live classes would definitely help in terms of paying attention in the class.
Safety-wise Pulmado said that he feels a” little bit safer” he added “ when I see people wear masks and see the little bands that yea you are vaccinated and it just feels a little bit better than having it without,”.
The new semester also serves to give students a chance to reset academically and be able to engage socially in a much more natural way in comparison to the remote classes for the past two years.
“I just strive to do better than last semester. That’s what I’ve done multiple times. And I’ve always tried to do that,” said Pulmano about his academic goals for the semester.
Socially Logan looks forward to “Meeting people and making new friends. I think it’s good for our mental health as well,”.
Students can now be immersed in an environment designated for their educational goals which is a step towards strengthening the community.