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Video: A Day in the Life of a
Locked-Down TAC Student

Posted: May 6, 2020

At a college where life is largely defined by conversation— classroom discussions that spill into the dining commons, the residence halls, even the athletic fields — what happens when students must be isolated? At a college renowned for the beauty of its campuses, what’s it like to be in session, but not on campus at all? How does the experience of the student change when classes are virtual and Masses are livestreamed?

Robert Santine, a sophomore at Thomas Aquinas College, seeks to explore these questions and more in the above video, which provides a glimpse into his locked-down student life at home in Macomb, Michigan. From Zoom parties to mask-and-glove walks, the video both whimsically and poignantly shows how the College’s students are finding ways to learn, worship, and have fun together even amid difficult times.

“I wanted to show how we have been able to carry on with our education even though we’ve been spread out across the U.S. and the world,” says Robert. “The situation obviously isn’t ideal, but in my experience we’ve still been able to have fruitful discussions and maintain some sense of community.”