If you can’t beat them, zoom with them.

It’s pretty clear that online classes aren’t everyone’s first choice, but given the current situation, we seem to be stuck with staring at our computer screens for the rest of the semester. However, Bwog is here to tell you that it’s not all bad! While you might not be able to sit next to your friends during class anymore or get the full college experience, zooming does offer a few benefits:

  • You won’t have to worry about short gaps between classes anymore! Now, you can just exit one zoom call and enter another one all without moving your butt from the chair you’re sitting on. Say goodbye to hauling ass across campus every week.
  • Did you have a professor that refused to post his slides after the lecture? Now you can screenshot the slides! That’ll probably make studying a lot easier.
  • Depending on how you’re sitting, you don’t have to wear pants to class! Angle your camera up, get comfy (but not too comfy) in your undies and enjoy!
  • Zoom has a beauty filter! You may have just rolled out of bed but no one will have to know that…
  • There is more pet involvement on zoom than in-person! It’s pretty much inevitable that someone’s cat/dog/hamster/bird/horse will wander into the room and peer at the camera so be prepared to go “aww” at least once every class.
  • You won’t have to deal with frigid or boiling classrooms ever again (unless you live in a frigid or boiling environment, in which case, I am so sorry for you).
  • Most lectures are recorded, so if attendance isn’t an issue, you can always skip and come back to it another time. Pretty helpful if you live in an undesirable time zone.
  • Zoom allows you to have virtual backgrounds! You can pretend that you’re back in Columbia with an Alma Mater background or in the desert with a sand-dune background. It adds some variety to your “classroom” and is pretty helpful if you don’t want everyone to see your room.

The situation is far from desirable but, hopefully, these tips will let you relax a little bit more into online classes. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I gotta zoom.