Welcome, new Huskies! One thing we all have in common this year: none of us know what to expect. None of us have ever experienced the UW in quite this format — socially distanced, masked up, and with a triple helping of Zoom classes. But let’s be honest, your college experience was bound to have a few curveballs. Plus, the fact that you are pursuing higher education during a global pandemic, a civil rights movement, and a recession, will be a great story to tell the grandkids (or anyone who gets on your case about your grades). This is truly one of the defining moments of our generation. It’s also a great opportunity to “zoom” (sorry) out and reexamine our priorities as a campus, as a community. How are we going to keep each other safe? How are we going to support each other from afar? What really matters to us? What we are doing in our virtual classrooms is as important as ever, but the world around us is there to provide us with a healthy dose of perspective as well. When you get tired of pondering the big questions, turn here. These pages are packed with tips to enrich your UW experience, venues for late-night shenanigans, and heartfelt well-wishes from current and past Huskies. We at The Daily are nervous but boundlessly excited to embark on this next year alongside you.
Mac Murray, Editor-in-Chief
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