“Going into 2020, it was pure chaos.” Third-year Chauncey Gummere, the public relations specialist for the Scholars Week Organizing Committee, recounts how the committee moved the originally in-person Scholars Week online during the March 2020 lockdowns at Western Washington University. “I think they had two weeks or something like that,” Gummere said. “It was a ridiculously small amount of time to cancel the in-person [event] and turn everything online.”
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In the interim between classes at Western Washington University, Red Square is a bustling crowd of diverse people, all walking to their own different destinations and all inhabiting a headspace where they think that both everybody and nobody is looking.