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She was the kind of student that reputations of grand universities are built on yet rarely acknowledge, for the brilliance of her wit spurred on the rest of her cohort to higher heights.

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There he was, a student ready for university, after so long as her boy. He was a man. A young man, admittedly, still needing her for little things, still looking to her to right his ship in the storms of new challenges. Any mother would be proud, and she certainly was.

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Nobody in his family had any real education, but he knew he was clever. He knew people in his family were clever - God, the wit on some of them! Isn't that intelligence? It takes a lot of brains to tell tall tales that well, and his folk had that down to a fine art. Now he was a student, learning the kind of things he could never explain to anyone back home. It was like stepping through the looking glass into an entirely new dimension.

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It was hard to say in the pandemic years why there weren't different rules for the self contained university campus students. If they could be their own community and not interact with the locals, or at least only to a minimal degree, and the virus wasn't much of an issue for the young - then why not let them have a fairly normal life? Halls weren't built for social distancing or isolation. It's tiny bedrooms of a very prison-esque design and, for most, shared bathrooms and kitchens. In essence, a university hall is one household not many. You wouldn't ask families to stay in their bedrooms, right?