“At the end of the day, someone has to do this — and who better to do this than me, a young person with no complications which could put me at a higher level of risk,” said Brad Rindos ’23, who volunteers as an EMT and ambulance driver on a 12-hour night shift each Thursday.
Princeton students have been using their time inside to hone their skills — TikTok dances, recipes, handstands, original music videos and plays — and develop new passions.
Of course, nothing can substitute hanging out with friends in person, but we have to find ways to stay connected and make each other laugh.
All clubs, all extracurriculars, have had to adjust not only their meetings and projects to make them possible remotely. And without performances, conferences, and competitions to attend, most student organizations face the same challenges — it seems there’s nothing for which to prepare, no reason to keep working.
No matter what you make, stress-baking is a productive, easy, and joyful way to take care of yourself and your family members. Food Network Star Giada de Laurentiis says, “Food brings people together on many different levels. It's nourishment of the soul and body; it's truly love.” I think that right now, we could all use a little extra nourishment, for our bodies and our souls.