EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) — Students at UW-Eau Claire are grabbing their caps and gowns to say goodbye to college after a year that changed the way they learned and the way many see higher education.

In Spring of 2020, students went home for spring break but never came back.

“Last spring, we pretty much had to throw out the playbook entirely,” Associate Professor of Sociology and Communications Peter Hart-Brinson said.

When the pandemic hit, students were told to retrieve their belongings and finish the year from home.

Now, a year later, switches from all-virtual to hybrid learning have left some students with whiplash. But the newly-elected student body president Jaden Mikoulinskii is focusing on the positives.

“In general, I would say UW-Eau Claire did

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