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Spill the Tea: How do students feel about the mask mandate being lifted?

Jordan Mazzarella, fourth year English education major. Photo credit: William Liang
Jordan Mazzarella, fourth year English education major. Photo credit: William Liang

“I think they made the decision because people are impatient,” Jordan Mazzarella, a fourth-year English education major, said. “I’m still going to wear mine, but it’s up to other people if they want to wear theirs.”

Jenna Aranda, third year theater major. Photo credit: William Liang
Jenna Aranda, third year theater major. Photo credit: William Liang

“I think it’s maybe not a good idea until we’re entirely sure that we’re safe,” Jenna Aranda, a third-year theater major, said. “I’ve still been wearing my mask in classrooms.”

Alex Toscano, first year computer science major. Photo credit: William Liang
Alex Toscano, first year computer science major. Photo credit: William Liang

“I think a lot of people are really relieved that it’s lifted,” Alex Toscano, a first-year computer science major, said. “I won’t wear mine because it’s uncomfortable and other people aren’t wearing it as well.”

Wesley Leong, third year economics major. Photo credit: William Liang
Wesley Leong, third year economics major. Photo credit: William Liang

“I think it’s really selfish to lift the mask mandate,” Wesley Leong, a third-year economics major, said. “I live with older people and I feel that the decision is really unfair for the minority of people that may be vulnerable.”

Ryan Nieto, first year illustration and pre-production major. Photo credit: William Liang
Ryan Nieto, first year illustration and pre-production major. Photo credit: William Liang

“I’m conflicted myself because the pandemic is still going on, but it’s definitely a new world that we’re living in,” Ryan Nieto, a first-year illustration and pre-production major, said. “A part of me wishes there was more protection like contact tracing.”

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