One star, would not recommend this particular thrill ride—but pandemic extremes have been our daily reality for the last two years, which, we’d like to point out, is a huge chunk of your life when you’re a teenager.
So what have we learned? What have we lost? And what the heck now: Are we safely back at the station, or is it time to brace ourselves for the next loop-de-loop? Buckle up, keep your hands and feet inside the car, and ride along with us as we talk all things COVID-19, now chugging into year three. First, though, you’ll hear some students from Diamond Oaks Career Campus in Cincinnati, sharing their own pandemic ups and downs.
- Robert Thikkurissy (host), University of Cincinnati, Transition & Access Program
- AJ Jones, UC graduate
- Nico Luginbill, Walnut Hills H.S.
- Pawan Rai, Aiken H.S.
- Syriene Djakata, Aiken H.S.
- Tasnim Saad, Aiken H.S.
- Antonia R. Willis, Taft IT H.S.
- Bryan Aguilera, Virtual H.S.
Conversation recorded on Zoom March 6, 2022
Episode edited by Sydnie Barrett, Walnut Hills H.S., with D&Z producer Julie Coppens
Music composed by Noah Hawes, of Elementz
Roller-coaster illustration by vectorcorp/Shutterstock