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Quarantined Down Under

According to the Australian Government Department of Health, as of December 10, Australia had just 15 daily cases of COVID. 15. In the whole country. The country currently has a strict policy of no visitors, and Australian citizens must complete their 14-day quarantine in a hotel upon entry. I have seen a number of articles and videos online about people’s quarantine experiences and subsequent return to normal life after the 14 days. Because of the low number of cases in Australia, normal is not the “new normal” we’ve gotten used to in the city, but actually the old normal that seems to be in the very distant past.…

Covid Journals: Quarantine and care packages in Taiwan

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. 

The following entry comes from MBA student Stacy Chen.

I grew up in Taiwan and moved to the United States when I was 13 years old. Since then, I’ve managed to go back twice a year to visit my family, while two times every year they made the reciprocal trip here. This year was, of course, different. …

Covid Journals: Mask Life

From left to right, Sternies Deirdre Keane, Michelle Vogt Gwerder, Teresa Bruno, Shaina Himelstein and Shelby Duncan and their masks.

As part of our Covid Journal series, we asked your fellow classmates, named above, to share their perspectives on a new staple of our everyday lives: Masks. 

Considering that we live in one of the fashion capitals of the world, let’s start there. As you can see from the photos above, and in true New York fashion, most masks our article participants sport are black and utilitarian. Shelby’s classic, surgical mask will never go out of style. It’s tried and true.…

Covid Journals: Year of the Rat Redux

By Mara Sirbu

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. 

The following entry comes from Langone student Mara Sirbu.

On January 23, 2020 the editor-in-chief of the Oppy (the one and only, Deirdre Keane) reached out to ask me if I’d be willing to write an article about my experience living through the Hong Kong protests – and later followed up with a bonus ask to write about my experience living through the beginnings of Covid-19 in Asia. …

Covid Journals: Laid Off During Covid-19

By Teresa Bruno

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. This issue, we approached incoming students to learn why they chose to pursue an MBA knowing the pandemic would fundamentally change their entry in the Stern community. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

The following entry comes from Langone student Teresa Bruno.

Imagine this. You wake up one warm July morning to find a 4:00am email from your CEO announcing mass layoffs sitting in your inbox.…

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