Spotlights: Images and Stories from the Archive


What Does it Mean to be in a State of Emergency?

Photo from Kylie Harrison’s journal. The words in the background are headlines from articles that came out in a variety of newspapers on March 12, 2020.

Aftermath of George Floyd Protests

Smoldering gas station convenience store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN. Photo taken by Lia Harel on May 31st, 2020.

Notes on a Crisis: Covid19

Photo from Kylie Harrison’s journal. Shows notes from a class discussion (History in Crisis, taken at Scripps) on the impending Covid19 public health crisis.

Stop Violence

Part of a mural on a burnt building on Lake Street in Minneapolis reads “Stop Violence”. Photo taken by Lia Harel on May 31st 2020.

Skyline Painting

Painting of the San Francisco skyline by Daniela Corona. Art was one way interviewees said they coped with quarentine.

Stay at Home Order Enforced

Sign notifying residents of Capitola, CA, that a Stay at Home Order was enforced and only essential travel was permitted. Photo taken on July 6, 2020.

Zoom Graduation

Given that a graduation ceremony was postponed for the class of 2020, the family of Kylie Harrison held a zoom graduation instead. Photo taken May 16, 2020.

Virtual Learning Workspace

Picture of Daniela Corona’s workspace. This desk became her classroom when classes moved online during the 2020 spring semester.

Local Stores Supporting BLM

Photo of a bookstore in Menlo Park, CA, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement with eye-catching art. Photo taken by Kylie Harrison on August 14, 2020.

Starbucks Requiring Masks

As stores began to reopen, shops displayed different ways of reminding customers that masks and social distancing were required. Photo taken July 7, 2020 by Kylie Harrison.

Moving Out of the Dorms

Photo of CMC senior Isaiah Tulanda’s dorm room completely cleared out as he had to leave the dorm due to the school’s shut down.

Restaurants Reopening

Denver celebrating the reopening of restaurants and shops after they had been closed due to the Stay at Home orders. Photo taken July 20, 2020 by Kylie Harrison.

BLM Rally in front of Minnesota State Capitol

State Patrol officers and Minnesota National Guard stand in front of the barricaded State Capitol building during a BLM rally. Photo taken by Lia Harel on May 31st, 2020.

Graffiti in Honor of George Floyd

Writing on the side of a building at the intersection where George Floyd was murdered. Photo taken by Lia Harel on May 31st, 2020.

Drawing of the George Floyd Mural

Photo of a watercolor painting from Kylie Harrison’s journal. The painting is a replication of the mural dedicated to George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Digital BLM Watercolor

This image, created by Kylie Harrison, is a digital reproduction of a sketch she had made in her journal when she watched BLM protests on the news.

Nobody Fails at CMC

Cover of the report created by the team behind Nobody Fails at CMC. This initiative was championed by some students and members of ASCMC during the Spring 2020 semester.

Nobody Fails at CMC Spring Academic Policy

Nobody Fails at CMC was founded to urge the administration to implement a Universal Pass/Incomplete/No Record Pandemic model.

Healthy Shopper Guidelines

Stanford Shopping Mall’s list of rules for ensuring shopper safety in the midst of a pandemic. Photo taken by Kylie Harrison on July 19, 2020.

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance

Stencil art on the sidewalk of Lake Street in Minneapolis. Taken by Lia Harel, May 31st 2020.

Celebrate the Class of 2024

Photo of Cassandra Hernandez, an incoming CMC first year, displaying the CMC merchandise mailed to all incoming first years.

I Cry

Excerpt from Alessia Zanobini’s journal. Written June 20, 2020.

Thank you Heros

Denver street mural dedicated to nurses and doctors operating at the frontline of the pandemic. Photo taken by Kylie Harrison on July 24, 2020.

My Anger Can Be Paralyzing

Excerpt from Alessia Zanobini’s journal. Written March 15, 2020.