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Officer: Hi, welcome to the UCSF lost and found, how may I help you today?

A: Hi… I lost my identity.

Officer: Oh, you mean your school badge? Well, we have many here. What is your name?

The year 2020 is truly one for the history books. COVID has dominated our lives, prompting people to work remotely from home, schools to switch to virtual learning, and businesses to undergo repeated cycles of closure and reopening.

Noah writhes in his hospital bed. Largely non-verbal and living with severe intellectual disability, he moans repeatedly in pain as his nurse adjusts his morphine. His mother appears on the iPad we’re holding. “Noah, it’s Mommy.

This submission won second place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

I don’t know when it began, but happened gradually as the first fall quarter unfolded. First, I began by picking up little pieces that people left behind.

Five years ago, I was in my third year of pharmacy school in Singapore studying alone for my year end exams, or rather spending my time scrolling through Facebook and pretending to study.

By Anonymous (not verified)
I do not need to watch the video to know what George Floyd was experiencing as he was on the ground pleading for help.

In an era of fake news, it’s important to find the facts. This can become more complicated when there are misunderstandings about terminology (“airborne” vs “droplet-borne”) or when research is still ongoing.

Originally published in Synapse on May 25, 2006. Written by Biana Roykh. Spring means graduation here at UCSF, and all the schools have taken part in this joyous tradition.
What are you doing during the COVID-19 isolation order? Our household is busy with homeschooling two school-aged children, along with learning how to become an efficient online learner.