Protecting Popo: How One Family is Coping with COVID-19

By Caterina Erdas In early March, right before I came home for the rest of the semester, my mother spent two hours explaining new coronavirus precautions to my grandmother, who lives nearby. Her name is Mei-Chih Chang, but we call her Popo (maternal grandmother in Mandarin). My mother laid down the law: Popo could not Read more about Protecting Popo: How One Family is Coping with COVID-19[…]

Podcast #4: Family Ties with Caterina Erdas + COVID-19 Survivor

By Noah Goldberg Caterina Erdas (@caterinaerdas) joins the show to discuss how her family dynamics have changed dealing with their immunocompromised grandmother.  She also details how her relationship with her Popo has developed, what it’s like facing a language barrier with each other, varying ideologies and faiths within her household and much more. Make sure Read more about Podcast #4: Family Ties with Caterina Erdas + COVID-19 Survivor[…]

To be Selfish or Patient? Journal | April 14

By Caterina Erdas The idea of the fall semester online brings a pit to my stomach. I feel really bad for the seniors who won’t have a proper graduation. I have never been a sentimental person who cares about rites of passages, but I understand its important for others. Can you imagine the disappointment and Read more about To be Selfish or Patient? Journal | April 14[…]

New Sounds, Scents, and Flavors: Journal | April 3

By Caterina Erdas Coronavirus is the “invisible enemy” so I will record some non-visual observations that are a part of my everyday life. They are either new changes or observations I had never stopped to notice before. Dogs barking Children playing, throwing insults at each other The taste of fresh, sweet, slightly fermented orange juice Read more about New Sounds, Scents, and Flavors: Journal | April 3[…]

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