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COVID Chronicles
Living Through a Crisis

Engineering, science, economics and policy students
at Colorado School of Mines share their stories

All COVID Chronicles Submissions

Fake News – Injecting Disinfectants

Fake News – Injecting Disinfectants

By Madeleine Johnson

Fake News – Injecting Disinfectants encourages the viewer to look beyond media portrayals of the pandemic to understand a fuller picture of what is going on in the world. The drawing is intended to make the viewer realize that there is more to the pandemic than what the news is covering. The title of this […] READ MORE

Reflections from Abroad and Within

Reflections from Abroad and Within

By George Goldade

Land of rising sun An exciting foreign land Full of potential After a year of searching, writing, and applying for the perfect study abroad program, I was Tokyo bound. Exhilaration surged through my bones as I boarded my flight towards a foreign country. Studying abroad had been an aspiration of mine since freshman year of […] READ MORE

Virtual Adjustments

Virtual Adjustments

By Chloe Soejima

Going into online learning I knew that it was going to take a lot of commitment to stay on top of academic work, especially without the benefit of physically being on campus. Since communicating in person wasn’t going to be an option, it was going to take a whole lot of messaging, video chatting, and […] READ MORE

This World?

This World?

By Emma Wertheimer

Imagine a world where everything that you thought was permanent got taken away. Imagine being a senior and having your graduation taken away. Imagine being a professor and having your physical classroom taken away. Imagine being a son and having your father stranded in a different country because the airports are shut down. That’s this […] READ MORE

Takeover the Anthropocene

Takeover the Anthropocene

By Shania Jo Runningrabbit

At the start of the global pandemic, Italy was one of the first countries to have the coronavirus spread at an unimaginable pace. This had an immense impact not only on the people living there but the natural environment throughout the country. After weeks of people avoiding the streets and waterways, the canals throughout Venice […] READ MORE

Six Feet Apart

Six Feet Apart

By Amit Rotem

The purpose of the piece is to hold a mirror to irresponsible behaviour during quarantine. The two subjects are definitely not practicing safe social distancing. They make a playful show of pretending to be by standing apart and holding two yardsticks between them as a very explicit gesture. Nevertheless, in the overlaid scene, they are […] READ MORE

New City

New City

By Amira Ramirez Gonzalez

This piece displays situations that people and animals might be experiencing during this novel time. The smoky buildings show cases of families spending time together, arguments, individuals enjoying music, and people, pets, and even plants isolated. Outside, nature re-explores the streets humans have paved. Contrast, linearity, monochromacy, and rough texture suggest this is a blurry […] READ MORE

Nature’s Second Chance

Nature’s Second Chance

By Zoe Logan

The damage that humans have done on the Earth is evident in the fact that the quarantine orders that have caused a sharp decrease in pollution and an immediate return of nature to places prior dominated by man. The piece Nature’s Second Chance contrasts the struggle between nature and man’s pollution through the contrasted formal […] READ MORE