Mary Avella, Hunter College

I am a junior at Hunter College from Staten Island. I constantly have to walk up flights of stairs to meet with professors for office hours because the elevators don’t work. I can’t buy textbooks on the Hunter website because they are so expensive. Hunter doesn’t have enough funding for adequate COVID testing and coming back to school was terrible. The online classes were terrible. We don’t have enough options for disabled people. After many years of fighting, we are finally just able to get an elevator in the subway. While I pay out of pocket for school, I know others who are struggling and in need of help.