Depicts three different Resident Assistants' internal conflicts during the Fall of 2020 at Bethel University, St. Paul. Compares the experiences of Bryson, Lizzy, and Luke (three Bethel University) RA’s to each other. Juxtaposes these experiences with Bethel Policy regarding COVID-19, specifically mask-wearing and social distancing requirements. Explores the expectations for each RA to confront, address, and enforce policy violation, in the residence dorm and outside of it. Dives into discrepancies between the idealistic approach and the pragmatic approach. Written as a Literary Journalism piece, the interviews were done both in-person and over Zoom meetings. Attempts to develop characters beyond the typical journalistic piece. Cites Direct quotes from the interviewees, and utilizes scenes, summary, and emotion to further embody each perspective of the three characters. Does not have a specific conclusion but leaves the interpretation up to the reader. However, it ends by highlighting the tension these three RA’s lived through.
Leinen, Noah C.
"Stories from the Middle,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 6
, Article 28.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol6/iss1/28