We recently asked a few students for audio postcards about how the pandemic is affecting them. Today, we’re going to hear Selma High School senior Mia Salinas who says she’s missing out on prom, her final season of track, and the chance to say good bye to her teachers and friends.
We also hear from Fresno State student Julianna Mazziliano. She’s in her second semester as a liberal studies major and works two jobs, both of which have cut hours due to the pandemic. She says she “didn’t pay $7,000 a year at Fresno State to just sit at home.”
Our third postcard is from Angela Christiano, a registered nursing student in her final semester at Fresno City College. Christiano explains that while some states have loosened the clinical hours requirement to help students like her move quickly into the medical field, California has not.
If you’d like to share a story about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you, let us know. Record a voice memo on your phone and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also just write us an email.