Keeping Up with King’s follows the lives of King’s students as they transition to online learning for the rest of the semester. Many have moved back home with family until the summer, some have stayed in the city, others are staying with friends, but all are adjusting to new lifestyles.
Today’s story features a student who did not leave the city. Graeme Straughn is a first-year Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major who is finishing his semester in Brooklyn. Before the semester moved online, Graeme lived off-campus. Technically, he’s still off-campus, but he has moved in with a friend whose other roommates have all moved back home. Both are members of the House of C.S. Lewis and are staying busy with schoolwork and keeping up the apartment.
Graeme’s mornings typically involve an iced americano, some last minute reading, and having class. In the afternoons, he does his best to take a walk in Prospect Park and keep in touch with his family. Evenings include more reading, doing homework, and maybe watching a movie. Even though structure is hard when there are no outside events or incentive, this routine helps keep the days from blending together.
Since he can’t continue his hobby of building Legos (check out his Lego projects on Instagram!), Graeme has invested some of his spare time in applying to scholarships. Now that he has the chance, he is also trying to read more: “I have so many books that people have given me that I’ve started and haven’t even finished yet,” he says. Currently Graeme recommends the book Learning in Wartime by C.S. Lewis.
What books are you reading with your extra time at home? Leave a comment below!