Covid Chronicles: Happy to be in the dorm

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic.

Lance Robinson in his room.

Even though times are rough right now with COVID-19 and stuff, one thing that I enjoyed is just at least going back to a college dorm. I’ve been enjoying my time with my new roommates and doing some essential stuff that we need and the list goes on.

For me, whenever I go to the gym at the fitness center at Castleton, I make sure to disinfect everything I use including the weights and the seats. On Tuesdays from 11:30am a.m. to 12:30 p.m., I host a radio show on Castleton Internet Radio, but when I enter the studio, I have to wear a facemask for protection.

That stuff happens all around the state of Vermont.

At home, I manage to get in the WWE Thunderdome every Monday and Friday to cheer and boo on the wrestlers including the mystery group known as RETRIBUTION. One time, on the Sept. 14, episode of Raw, I saw myself on TV, especially during the steel cage match.

I was so stoked. I almost cried, but I didn’t because I don’t like tears, just like Sonic.

Speaking of Sonic, whenever I have time during my stay at my dorm, I hop on YouTube to catch all the episodes of Sonic X, a TV series that ran from 2003-2006 on the Fox’s kids’ lineup Fox Box/4KidsTV. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

When I get bored, I hop on Iheartradio to listen to Active Rock 99rock WFRD from the area I live in. I live in a town where the Simpsons movie premiere took place, Springfield, Vermont. Also, whenever I have time, I just play the two Watchdogs games on my Xbox One.

Other than that, I’ve been doing fine at my dorm since my return in August from the five-month hiatus. Look, the world’s not gonna end. It’s just a pause to stop the spread of COVID-19.


Lance Robinson is attending Castleton University as part of the college STEPS program for students with varying abilities.

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