Daniel Ramirez-Mendez has made the most of his time at Molloy. He has made an impact as a Campus Ministry Leader (CML), enjoyed many retreats and volunteer opportunities in Esopus, shared his creative talents in the Photography Club and Video Broadcast Club, and has even hosted Molloy’s student podcast known as Lunch Table Talk. Daniel’s recent work during distance learning includes drafting a term paper outline for his Intro to Film class and a lot of 3D design for his Advanced Computer Graphics class. He’s been using Google Classroom and Zoom “not just for classes, but for other school activities like Guidance and CML meetings.” Daniel has also been sending plenty of emails, while a lot of his downtime has been dedicated to connecting with friends. “Communication with teachers is key right now, but I also text or call my friends everyday just to check on them and have a few laughs. It’s tough not seeing them in person especially being a senior, but we have to make the best of the situation.” Asked to share advice with his classmates, Daniel suggested knowing when to disconnect. “Watch a movie, pray, or even listen to music. I keep recommending this song ‘Maybe IDK’ by Jon Bellion because to me it captures exactly what we’re going through and what we have to do to make it out. Stay connected with your friends and make sure that if you know someone who could be at risk that you check in on them as well.” Looking ahead, Daniel has committed to St. John’s University where he plans to study advertising/communications.