Drinking in Pods, ‘Social Snitching,’ and More Covid Freshman Experiences

How do you make friends in your first weeks at college when you don’t know who you can trust?

Rainesford Stauffer
GEN
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8 min readSep 14, 2020

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Since Emily Thompson arrived for her freshman year at Tufts University, she’s been in mandatory quarantine, only leaving her dorm room, which she shares with a roommate, to go to the…

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Rainesford Stauffer
GEN
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Author of An Ordinary Age, out 5/4/2021. Freelance writer. Kentuckian.