Knitting, gaming, photography.
Whether it was finding a new hobby or reigniting passion for an old one, some members of the Grand Valley community found their pastime became an avenue to bring joy in a difficult time, connect with people, or a way to stay productive.
Nate Vedders, a sophomore, has used extra time in his schedule to livestream video gameplay on his Twitch channel, @CaptainKoala8. He streams about three times a week and said he enjoys building a community of people who like the same thing that he does.
By livestreaming on Twitch, Vedders said he has been able to communicate with friends while gaming and has also made new friends.
“I’ve met so many people from all over the country, all with a passion for games,” Vedders said.