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Recess | Staff Note

An ode to nature and Colorado

Not only was exploring nature one of the few activities approved of in my state during quarantine, it also seemed like a great reprieve from the insane amount of time I had spent cooped up in my house.

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Grief, community and the new normal

On May 24, The New York Times printed on its front page the names of 1,000 victims, just 1% of the over 100,000 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Among them, a newlywed, a jazz pianist, an educator and a portraitist — all members of a greater community.


What Kobe meant to me

As a kid, I absolutely loved the NBA. The league had the biggest and brightest basketball stars in the world, and being the six-year-old dreamer I was, I wanted to be just like them