Graduating With No Graduation?

I wanted to write a special post today for those students who might not get to walk the stage. Going away to school to get a higher education is a difficult task and graduating is even harder. When you first leave you may or may not have an understanding of how stressful and time-consuming the work can get. Everything starts out fun and carefree then ends up getting really real. But never in a million years did I think that one day the world could end and ruin my big day. Students all over are being severely impacted by the Coronavirus and people aren’t talking about it. These students put their blood, sweat, and tears into earning their degree. The least we can do is acknowledge the unfairness of this whole situation.

Some schools aren’t refunding students for their room and board, although none of them will be able to stay there for the remainder of the semester. Many also weren’t allowed proper time to evacuate the dorms and gather their belongings. Students are being forced to take online classes (which isn’t a bad thing), but for some people online learning is almost impossible. I was also one of those students who had more difficulty with an online environment than a hands-on one. I know I speak for many in saying that there are absolutely some subjects you can NOT learn online. My short attention span wouldn’t allow me to focus on my work long enough to get through it. Especially coming back home to deal with siblings, parents, and nieces & nephews. I don’t know what the appropriate solution to all of this would be, but I know that not looking out for the best interest of your students is not the answer.


I apologize for not posting yesterday! I haven’t been feeling very well (not the rona) lol. I finally decided on a logo, you can check it out on my homepage. Also I have a Facebook page dedicated to this blog (For Black Girls With Issues), there you’ll find updates and other stuff (I don’t know what yet.)

Published by Mariah Eskridge

Hello I'm Mariah Eskridge and my goal is to encourage those who otherwise wouldn't have the support. I graduated from Illinois State University in May 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Accounting. I've been faced with plenty of situations that I would've loved having someone that I can relate to.

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