Corona: Use It, Don't Lose It

Corona: Use It, Don't Lose It
We may never experience a time in our lives like this again. These events offer unique opportunities for growth. We are going to hear from young people, find out what they’re experiencing and how they’re managing to find opportunities for growth. How are you using it? ASK THE EXPERTS series: We all need ideas on how to best navigate this suddenly different world we find ourselves in. That’s why we’re reaching out to experts to get their input on some existential questions.

ASK THE EXPERTS: Form Your Own Opinion, and Speak Up
Jun 26 • 22 min
Princeton, NJ: Princeton law professor Robert P. George talks about dialogue, being self-critical, and why you should have friends with whom you completely disagree.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Oscar-Nominee Talks Creativity & Problem-Solving
Jun 19 • 21 min
Los Angeles, CA: Oscar-nominee® Timothy Reckart, a director at Gaumont Animation, talks about how to get the creative juices flowing, why you shouldn’t read the news when creatively problem-solving, and why it’s a good idea to talk movies over with…
ASK THE EXPERTS: Harvard Psychiatrist Talks Anxiety & Frustration
Jun 12 • 18 min
Boston, MA: Dr. Kevin Majeres, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of, explains how to unlock the growth that awaits you in anxiety, distraction, and frustration.
May 29 • 19 min
Boston, MA: Dr. Karen Bohlin, head of Montrose School, explains how we can re-imagine our dreams in a time when planning for the future seems useless - and the ideal conditions for doing that dreaming. Quotes from the episode: “Remember that there is only…
ASK THE EXPERTS: What about summer? Look for POWERS
May 22 • 15 min
Potomac, MD: Alvaro de Vicente, head of The Heights School, reveals his six secrets for making this COVID summer the best summer of your life.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Discovering Yourself
May 14 • 18 min
Washington, DC: MIT’s Dr. Alice Stanton speaks with Mary T. Ortiz, PhD, Head of Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA. Drawing from her years as a leader in secondary education, Dr. Ortiz shares ideas about how young people, now removed from their usual routines…
ASK THE EXPERTS: Stress and Resilience
May 13 • 14 min
Boston, MA: MIT’s Dr. Alice Stanton speaks with Jenny Driver, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Driver describes how she is coping with stress and anxiety as she tends to high volumes of COVID-19 patients.
Senior Sacrifices Final Project for Classmates
Apr 30 • 12 min
Reston, VA: Katie, a senior at UCLA in Design Media Arts, heroically gives up her “capstone project” to create the showcase website for her 60 graduating classmates’ capstone projects.
15-Year-Old Consoles Isolated Patients
Apr 19 • 10 min
London, UK: Emily is in year 11. She overcame the torpor and tedium of lock-down by starting a letter-writing campaign called: “Letters of Hope for Patients” (@lettersofhopeforpatients on Instagram). She explains how a number of patients, alone and…
Virtual Libraries, Spikeball, & Accountability
Apr 14 • 10 min
Thousand Oaks, CA and Irving, TX: Bobby and Patrick are both juniors at the University of Dallas; the former is majoring in English and the latter in Philosophy and Classics. Suddenly finding themselves back with their families, the two friends discuss…
Finding Beauty in Quarantine
Apr 9 • 6 min
Brookfield, WI: John Paul is a junior at the University of Dallas majoring in English Literature. He shares how little things and art have taken on more meaning.
She Repurposed Her Lab for PPE
Apr 7 • 10 min
Seattle, WA: Marjorie, a PhD student in computational neuroscience, repurposes herself while in quarantine back home and ends up helping her entire lab back in NYC do the same.
A New Kind of March Madness
Apr 3 • 7 min
MEDFIELD, MA: John, a sophomore at Catholic Memorial High School, shares how he has adjusted to life with no high school, baseball, or any other extra-curricular activities.
Sisters Start Insta Baking Blog (@cook_vid19)
Apr 1 • 8 min
DETROIT, MI: Monica, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, and Rosie, her younger sister and a freshman in high school, share how the family that bakes together, stays together and finds happiness. They explain how baking can be lots of fun, a way to…
Go On A Virtual Coffee Date
Mar 25 • 7 min
WASH, D.C.: Elizabeth, a junior at Catholic University, talks about adapting to her new lifestyle away from classrooms and clubs.
Stay Positive and Motivated
Mar 25 • 9 min
LOS ANGELES, CA: Kate, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, explains how she stays positive and motivated in the unexpected circumstances she now finds herself in, i.e., away from college and back on the West coast with her family.
Deep Reading, Focus, and Friends
Mar 18 • 7 min
BOSTON, MA: Alice, a postdoc at MIT, shares how she is finding silver linings during the unfolding coronavirus crisis.