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Quality Connections in Quarantine

  Austin, a city known for its traffic, high density and crowd-drawing festivals, is closing in on two months of staying home. Public discourse has been inundated with stories of premature death, economic demise and fear. This is not one of them. Human beings are innately social creatures. We crave connections with others. Even introverts […]

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Relationships – Logan Rassman, 22

Fourth-Year Biology Major at the University of Texas at Austin, Logan Rassman of Mission, Texas, talks about how her romantic relationship with her boyfriend is being impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. She has been in quarantine since before the stay-at-home order was in place in Texas as her sister was in proximity to a person […]

Relationships – Alyssa Weinstein, 21

Alyssa Weinstein, a University of Texas student from Austin shares the troubles of being quarantined separately with her almost one-year relationship with her boyfriend. She shares her troubles about how she might need to spend her one year anniversary in quarantine and what the stay-at-home order has done to help improve their relationship as a […]

Relationships – Chris Morphis, 22

4. Unlike many who are dealing with the sudden change of being quarantined separately with their significant other, Chris Morphis, a University of Texas student from Austin, shares how his already long-distance relationship with his girlfriend who lives in Kyrgyzstan, has been impacted positively by the Covid-19 Pandemic. “We were already long distance to begin […]

Relationships in a Pandemic

Many of the people forced into quarantine by Covid-19 found themselves back with their families or staying home alone. Relationships are an important factor in our everyday lives but what happens when your interactions are limited to a screen? Relationships in a Pandemic seeks to find how different romantic and familial relationships are taking to […]

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