Life in College Quarantine: Students and Their TikToks for the Win

We’ve tried to stay away from throwing shade at colleges and universities because we know how hard they’ve worked to get our kids back on campus.

But, please forgive us, these are really funny.

Conner took to TikTok to review the items he got in his University’s Covid care package. Hilarity ensued.

Coming in at number 5 is the clear mask he got that fogs up whenever he speaks. He says that he “understands why it exists,” but finds it terrifying. In 4th place is the “tiny hand sanitizer that smells like cheap liquor” that made him gag. The description of all of them items is hilarious.


RANKING THE ITEMS PROVIDED TO ME IN MY UNIVERSITY’S COVID CARE PACKAGE: thx mizzou! none of these are useful❤️❤️ go tigerz🐯

♬ Bach Concerto in a Minor for Violin – Classical Music

And at NYU students have taken to TikTok to complain about their quarantine meals. Ricardo Sheler’s TikTok went viral after he posted a video of the opening up of his Chicken Cesar Salad dinner.

Dinner actually end up being chips, an apple and vinaigrette dressing. But the great news is that three hours after he posted the TikTok, Ricardo’s RA brought him “food reparations in the form of a lot of food.” He got over 2 million views on TikTok, he was featured on the local news and he got to talk to Net’s player, Kevin Durant.


Chicken caesar salad but the chicken caesar salad is silent😌😌😌#nyutiktok #nyu #fyp #expensive #flex

♬ original sound – drydoodooflakes

Love these kids who are trying to keep things light during a dark time.

About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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