"A good word to describe your typical student right now is tired," University of Tulsa senior Faith Nichols said.
Nichols said maintaining good grades in college is hard enough, but when you factor in a pandemic, political divisiveness, and record cold temperatures this winter, maintaining the day-to-day can get exhausting.
"It feels like every week there has been a new challenge after new challenge," Nichols said.
With all the snow gone and the chaos from last week behind, Nichols said it's times like these where all you can do is take it a day at a time.
"If you're making it, you're doing better than great, and I think right now that's kind of the motto," Nichols said.
With a student population of less than 4,000, Nichols said the tight-knit TU community makes living life in 2021 easier.
"At a small university like TU, you always know there's a friend around the corner," Nichols said. "Whether you're going to the union, or just walking across campus, you're going to see someone you know."