Mental impacts of Distance Learning

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Autumn Messier

Anchor Staff Writer

Since the beginning of COVID-19, everyone knew there would be inevitable changes. Whether it be grocery shopping, going out to eat or simply going on an evening stroll, things would change. One of the most drastic changes throughout the pandemic, however, was the way schools would redesign their programs. For most elementary schools, the students would have a semi-normal experience going to school half the time, and doing distance learning for the rest. Although for the colleges, the approach was to keep as many students at home as possible. For Rhode Island College in particular the majority of its student body remains completely remote, and those who step foot on campus will realize the ghost town it has become.

After interviewing a sophomore nurs