Error 404 Senior Year not Found
Maria Socarras, Kirsten Melgar, unidentified person
This photo shows two seniors from the Class of 20’ including myself and Maria Socarras, on our last day of being on the Springfield College campus. Seniors at the end of the year take pictures at the infamous Senior Walk, to mark a rite of passage. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to make this memory at the end of the year with a cap and gown.
I chose this picture to preserve because it shows an aspect of what seniors’ last memory of college could’ve been like. I think it’s important to have not only future researchers, but people in general as well to understand that this means more than just the action of taking a photo. This is just one perspective of what was taken away from us so abruptly. Our last 60 days of being college students now when we look back won’t be filled with memories with friends and celebration; but as a reminder of what the COVID-19 virus has taken away from us.
Herberth Melgar, “Error 404 Senior Year not Found,” Springfield College COVID-19 Experience, accessed March 22, 2023, https://sccovid19.omeka.net/items/show/107.