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August 24, 2021 - Chris Naranjo

Chris NaranjoHey Lobos, it feels like it has been forever since I last wrote to you all. How was everybody’s summer? My summer flew by because school, work, and, of course, COVID took over. As the fall semester approaches, I still remain bitter since COVID is still out ruining all of what should be my college experience. However, I am looking at the light of things—we get to attend school in person again. Sure, I have so much anxiety about socializing but I am so excited to get hands-on experience back. I am begging everyone to please get vaccinated so we don’t have to go through all that craziness again.

Now that school is starting up again, check out the Student Health Leadership Council’s social media (see below) to see what super cool initiatives you can help with—not only will you gain resume additions but also be a part of making UNM’s campus safe and healthy! Our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 8th at noon, over zoom. We are hoping to return to in-person meetings ASAP where lunch will be provided, but for right now we still felt it would be safer to meet over zoom.

All I am saying is good job, lobos, the more that I think about it I can’t help but to recognize how resilient we are. We made it through the worst of a FRICKEN PANDEMIC, don’t be so hard on yourself if you didn’t do as well as you usually do—we were forced into doing something we didn’t sign up for. If all you could possibly do is glide by then that IS okay. I hope the coming semesters we can keep cases down and try to approach what we used to call “normal," because I truly don’t think I can get through another virtual semester.

Aside from all the negativity, this semester WILL be AMAZING! I hope the last few days of your summer are awesome and memorable. Please try to use as much precaution as you can since we are unsure about this new variant and how it affects the vaccinated. As always stay safe, stay healthy, and be kind to one another.

--Chris from SHAC Health Promotion

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