Video submissions.

No jobs, just macaroni and some laughs

girl skateboarding in parking lot

Submitted by

Dani Evstratenko


This is a simple video I made while filming myself during the first weeks of COVID — when school was canceled, the uncertainty about life and jobs, how are we going to finish our last work-term if we don’t have work? Where do I get money from? As an international student who came here alone, it was a difficult time to cope with life as you can really feel the difference between people who have support and shelter when things are bad, to those who don’t have that privilege; who don’t have support from the government, from family, or from their home country government. You can definitely feel hopeless.

This video is just a reminder to myself and others that by doing simple things and keeping busy cooking or going on a walk, even when times are rough is so important for your mental health.

A Little Fun?

girl in grad blue dress

Submitted by

Kayla Chouinard


During this time I have been able to see lots of exciting life changing things be taken from people. Watching my fellow class mates having to postpone grad things, or not being able to celebrate to the full extent they deserve would be hard. During this summer I have had to great opportunity to take graduation photos for the high school graduating class of 2020. All of them were extremely apperceive for the photos, but the reality is they did not get the high school graduating experience I had in 2017. It is sad because those are the full engraved memories I still have to this day when I think about ‘High School’. It crazy to think that they do not get to have the experience of ‘Grad Week’ or walking down the aisle to accept their diploma. I feel for these individuals. Something that was suppose to be celebrated was not. Every single grad I had shot was so extremely grateful during this time and it truly made me so happy. Wish we could have done more for the Graduating classes of 2020! I feel for you guys and wish this was was not the circumstance, you deserve better!