To The Editor:

No March madness, no F2F classes, no practice, no bar hopping

No grand parties or awards banquet, and no floor mopping

Ruined party plans by parents, uncles, and aunts en masse

Patience, my dear, this vicious virus era too shall pass

No proper good-byes, no meetings, cancelled tournaments galore

No industry visits, no senior projects, rites of passage no more

No Euro-trips, summer spoiled; your sorrow will not be in vain

Alas this is Black Swan! Sadly the entire human race is in pain

This raging pandemic has robbed you of some fun

But the Class of 2020 shall bow down to none

You shall overcome this contagion calamity bit by bit

With poise, fortitude, gratefulness, and grit!

Cool classes, cooler labs, after seven semesters of nonstop fun

After three action-packed summers, the 8th semester was a bit undone

Not much is gained by pondering about your bitter luck

Go out there and swing it, you’ll conquer the world with sheer pluck

May your purposeful actions benefit your inclusive community

May your self-reflections satisfy your yearnings for continuity

May your professional work turn into satisfying service

Imagination, innovation, and transformation, all with ease!

Go Yotes!

Srinivasan Ragothaman

Vermillion

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