Like thousands of students across the country, Harlow Brooks has resigned herself to the fact that her first year of college will be different from what she expected.
The 19-year-old, who is beginning her film degree at the University of Southern California this fall, will be taking all of her classes online this first semester. Instead of meeting her fellow classmates walking from session to session at orientation, Brooks was introduced to them over Zoom.
But she’s not giving up on one aspect of the college experience — living among her peers. Though USC is encouraging undergraduates to reconsider living on or close to campus this fall, Brooks and her friends have created a…