Oral Histories

Interview of Nolan Lok

UCLA undergraduate student.
UCLA's Covid-19 Pandemic Experience
COVID-19 Pandemic
Biographical Note:
UCLA undergraduate student.
Collings, Jane
Lok, Nolan
Persons Present:
Lok and Collings
Place Conducted:
Because of the necessity of restricting personal contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, the interview was conducted via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Jane Collings, interviewer and series coordinator, UCLA Center for Oral History Research; Ph.D., Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
The transcript is a verbatim transcription of the recording as transcribed by a machine transcribing program and audit-edited by student staff. The interviewee was given an opportunity to review the transcript but made no corrections or additions.
.75 hrs
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews that reflect the experiences and the thoughts of members of the UCLA campus community on the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic . A number of Angelenos from the broader LA community participated in the project as well. Because of stipulations in legal agreements and other reasons, some oral histories in this series cannot be made available on line but are available on site at the UCLA Library. Please contact the Library Special Collections reference desk for further information.
First learning about COVID-19--Early impacts of COVID-19 at UCLA--Students’ attitudes leading up to UCLA shutdown--Transition to remote learning--Moving out of dorms--Impact of COVID-19 on hometown of Turlock, CA--Impact on parents’ work as teachers--Remote learning at UCLA--Influence of social media and loss of faith in news sources--Black Lives Matter protests and impact on school--Staying connected to classmates--Moving back to Los Angeles to be with friends during continued remote learning--Taking precautions against COVID-19--Remote learning for second school year--More on being wary of information from social media and traditional sources--Surprise at Capitol riots--Changes to everyday life as a result of the pandemic--Hope for more trustworthy news sources--Hope to return to everyday life post-pandemic