Opinion: Maintaining mental health in a “political vortex”

2020 has been quite the year. It started perfectly normal until one random day in March; our entire lives flipped entirely upside down. Most of us were sent home from school, our jobs, and our everyday lives to spend the next four months inside our homes, just waiting for lockdowns to lift, all because of the COVID-19. The world attempted to return to the way it was before the coronavirus, as governments loosened some restrictions throughout the summer.

LGBT students look for sense of community in 2020

In the year 2020, many Stockton students have faced unprecedented challenges. Some of these issues disproportionately affect LGBTQ+ students, from the looming threat of the coronavirus pandemic, to the lack of social interaction with other Queer students, to anxiety over the current political climate. Now, Stockton’s Queer students are speaking out about the highs and lows of being an LGBTQ+ student in 2020.