The pandemic brought new challenges to students living in dorms as Stony Brook University transitioned to distance learning. Freshmen and seniors alike adapted to residing on a campus where in-person classes, meetings and events disappeared overnight. James D’Elia looks at the impact these changes had on the students who continued to call Stony Brook home even as the pandemic swirled around them.
James D’Elia is a senior journalism major at Stony Brook University. He is interested in sports journalism and broadcasting and aspires to pursue a career as a sports announcer. He has broadcasted live Stony Brook Division 1 sports games for Stony Brook Athletics and Stony Brook’s radio station, 90.1 WUSB.