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College Students Found Mental Health To Be A Major Issue In 2020

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The quad at the University of Missouri-Kansas City had fewer students as there were more virtual classes, translating into fewer opportunities for students to interact with their peers.

The pandemic made 2020 a different and difficult year for college students. Here's how two student leaders got through it.

Getting through a pandemic year in higher education wasn't easy, and those in campus leadership positions had the added worry of the people and organizations they were overseeing.

  • Brandon Henderson, a senior at UMKC and former Student Government Association president
  • Gracie Wrinkle, a senior at UMKC and former sorority president of Alpha Delta Pi
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.