One thing that nobody expected when classes went online was how much extra time there would be during the day. At first, there was the obvious such as not having to get ready before going to class or not having to make the walking commute. But now, what is there to do with all this time?


I have chosen to use it by keeping active! I used to run a lot in high school and picked back up on that hobby again! I’ve also started skiing again and plan on taking many ski trips with my roommates this season. One great benefit to skiing is that the Ikon pass offers student discounts up to half off!


It is important to keep your mind clear because online school can be overwhelming, and a little outdoor time can be just the right break!

Mark Parent

Mark Parent

MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2022 HOMETOWN: Diamond Bar, California PRONOUNS: he/him/his INSTA: @mvparent On campus, I am part of the National Society of Black Engineers and was a Resident Assistant for the McCarthy Honors College. I have also conducted research in the Immersive Audio Lab and have a Sports Business & Management Minor!

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