Conquering COVID-19

A virtual collaboration between Journalism students at Seneca College in Canada

THE COLLABORATION

In multi-cultural groups, using online communication and collaborative tools, student groups co-developed main articles that explore how they and others are creatively dealing with challenges caused from Covid-19.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Journalism students cover the impact of COVID - 19 on the jazz music scene as the annual festival prepares to return virtually.

Inspired by the arrival of their daughter, Rebecca Hennessy and Michael Herring have been on a mission to spread joy during this pandemic.

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John Pittman is a Toronto-based trumpeter and educator who has had to move his classes online. He's trying to make the best out of the current situation for his students -- from setting up online improv sessions to having virtual one-on-ones, Pittman is making sure the beat stays alive.

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Tasked with how to keep his beat alive, Kiyoshi Nagata came up with a creative way to drum. This world-renowned Japanese Canadian Taiko Drummer has created a Virtual Taiko Drum through an app.

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Avery Raquel has been on stage since she was seven years old. When the Covid 19 pandemic hit, live performances went the way of the dodo, but Avery has refused to let her music be silenced

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Elizabeth Rodriguez is one half of the award-winning ensemble OKAN. The artist receives constant adulation for her sound, but she is not afraid to admit that she had to suffer to get to where she is today.

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Working Through Lockdown

From yoga to baking, Journalism students cover life during quarantine.

To some, yoga is just a form of exercise. To Anastasiya Ivanova, yoga is a way of conquering the impact of COVID-19. When the pandemic hit, this Seneca journalism student had to find a stress release.

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Monica Torres is picking up extra hours at Skechers to support her mother who lost her job due to COVID-19. Monica’s mother, Julia Torres is one of three million people in Canada who have been laid off.

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Staying indoors all the time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can be frustrating for most. It has a huge impact on kids which is why it is important to keep little ones busy, so one family is baking pizza together.

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COVID-19 has put a stop to many activities in the city without warning. This has taken a toll on the mental health of many individuals. The inability to access gyms and other places of stress relief, has people finding other ways to cope.

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This pandemic has found many people stuck at home away from their usual passions. To cope, they have found new outlets for their creativity. Samah Yar Khan has decided to indulge her newfound love of audio storytelling in a podcast about her daily life.

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