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Penn Staters Both Pissed & Pleased Over Extended Spring Break, Transition To Online Classes

Penn State sent students, parents, and alumni into a frenzy Wednesday afternoon when the university announced it would suspend face-to-face, on-campus instruction through April 3 to combat the coronavirus. The university plans to resume classes on Monday, April 6.

Penn Staters had mixed reactions to the groundbreaking news. Some were pleased to see the university take precautions against the pandemic, while others believed the verdict was hasty and unnecessary.

Naturally, students took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the university’s decision.

https://twitter.com/alyssaaa_r/status/1237810419013648390
https://twitter.com/volcanicashe/status/1237816417870852098
https://twitter.com/robinmailum/status/1237815993554087938
https://twitter.com/Satur9_Sway/status/1237813500724097024
https://twitter.com/james_razzi/status/1237815767313285120
https://twitter.com/morticiasivy/status/1237813389302403073
https://twitter.com/kristiina72/status/1237813237841870850
https://twitter.com/e1diabloblanco/status/1237813226357784576
https://twitter.com/alexahromiak72/status/1237811202874638336

Not everyone was #MadOnline, though. Some students were rather pleased to see Penn State taking precautions against the coronavirus.

https://twitter.com/Barr_Econ/status/1237813110150500352
https://twitter.com/amiracimo/status/1237815882627383303
https://twitter.com/Jasko10i/status/1237812943422656512
https://twitter.com/MinottiDakota/status/1237815619451568128
https://twitter.com/seIgrevivaI/status/1237810890793074689

Some also expressed concern over their tuition and room and board payments, as well as paychecks, now that they’ll be essentially home-schooled until early April while campus is empty.

https://twitter.com/EmmmyChan/status/1237813477231788034

We’re in uncharted territory, folks. Godspeed!

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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