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GALLERY: On-campus COVID-19 Vigil

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William Nye

Everyone in attendance of the March 11 vigil wore a face covering and organizers encouraged double masking as well as social distancing.

On March 11, 2021, one year after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, A&M students organized on on-campus vigil to honor the victims of COVID-19.

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  • A group of around 40 people gathered in Academic Plaza on March 11 to honor the lives lost to COVID-19.

    William Nye
  • A&M students organized the event and many others were in attendance with candles and stories to share of their experience during the pandemic.

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  • As of March 11, 221 Brazos County residents have died due to COVID-19 according to the Brazos County Health District.

  • Attendees of the vigil silently walked across campus to honor Aggies who lost their lives to COVID-19.

    William Nye
  • The route the organizers led the attendees across campus was similar to the route that A&M seniors take during Elephant Walk.

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  • Organizers live-streamed the entirety of the vigil on social media so individuals unable to attend could observe virtually.

    William Nye
  • The route the organizers led the attendees across campus was similar to the route that A&M seniors take during Elephant Walk.

    William Nye
  • After returning to Rudder Plaza following the walk around campus, several people shared stories about loved ones of theirs who have died due to COVID-19.

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  • Several students shared stories of struggles the pandemic has caused and said the vigil provided an outlet to share their emotions.

  • The vigil began at 6 p.m. in Rudder Plaza and concluded just before 8 p.m.

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