Students bring it home in ‘Postcards From Here’

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 15:50 in Psychology & Sociology

This is part of a series called Postcards From Here, in which Harvard undergraduates talk about the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Moshe Poliak ’22 Hometown: Haifa, Israel Current location: Cambridge Concentration: Psychology House: Adams Missing the madding crowd “I miss the hustle and bustle in Harvard Square. I miss the throngs of people who flow through the Yard to different directions, each at their own speed. I even miss the tourists. A few weeks ago I went on an evening stroll to Harvard Business School and, seeing a lit office, I felt yearning for the desk inside to be manned (sadly, it wasn’t). At the height of the pandemic, I stood in front of the Coop at Harvard Square at 8 p.m. on a Friday — a time where the square is usually packed — and didn’t see a single car or person pass for minutes. It felt empty and abandoned.” Heavy-metal memories “I miss my family...

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