Area freshmen share their college stories

Area freshmen share their college stories

Angie Alvarado is a first-year student from Fort Walton Beach High School who has had her first college semester affected by the pandemic. When Angie enrolled at St. John’s University in New York City, she did not imagine that she would be stuck inside her dorm talking to her professors and classmates through Zoom meetings […]

Student Scoop: Locals learn socially distanced college

Student Scoop: Locals learn socially distanced college

Hayden Steele When Hayden Steele decided to enroll at Florida State University, she did not expect to be attending Zoom meetings for her full online schedule. But that is the unfortunate reality facing college students in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hayden, whose family lives in Navarre, graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School […]

COVID-19 impacts return to college life

COVID-19 impacts return to college life

Colleges in Northwest Florida are adjusting to their first fall semester affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools such as University of West Florida and Florida State University have shifted the majority of their classes to online courses. Zoom meetings have become the new norm for professors holding class online. This can present problems if the […]