My name is Forrest Estes, I am an anthropology student at HSU who has lived in Arcata for 5 years. Eli Vigil is a Bay Area native who moved up to Arcata to attend Humboldt State University in 2017. They are an anthropology student with an emphasis in archaeology.
In this interview Eli Vigil, a 4th-year student at Humboldt State University talks about their experience as a student at HSU during the COVID-19 pandemic. They explain that while the pandemic did have a negative effect on their schooling it was a time that they felt helped them take a break in their fast-paced lifestyle. They felt as though they were given new opportunities that benefited them in ways they weren't expecting. However they talk about how they feel they missed out on the college experience due to Covid-19.