Despite my classes being online, I chose to spend my second year in residence at the University of Toronto Mississauga. I thought it would help me stay motivated and connected to the campus.
But the stark reality soon settled in. Upon setting foot outside my 3-by-3 metre bedroom, I realized that I had a far greater chance of encountering deer than fellow students.
A campus in isolation is a campus plagued with bright white lights and empty classrooms. One where my feet echo down the halls and everything is black and white, missing the vibrancy of our international and multicultural student body.