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    Students 'Celebrate' Global Handwashing Day

    Adrianna Duranti ’21
    October 28, 2020
    By: Rebeca Chiefallo '21

    Global Handwashing Day, which took place last week, is an annual celebration, but this year it held a little more weight than usual. At the beginning of the pandemic, people were reminded to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Many songs were suggested to keep people at their sink for long enough. Originally, the songs of choice were happy birthday or the ABCs. Here are some students singing the ABCs on Global Handwashing Day:

    But people started to get creative in their song choices while washing their hands over the past few months.

    Adrianna Duranti, a senior exercise science major, likes to take a festive approach to keeping her hands clean. Duranti sings “Jingle Bells” to make sure she washes her hands for at least 20 seconds. Duranti said she likes the song more as the holiday season gets closer.

    “Handwashing is such an important part of keeping other people healthy,” Duranti said, “I love the holiday season, so singing Jingle Bells when I wash my hands makes it even more fun.”

    Duranti has also tried to use other songs like “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer," “Santa Baby” and “All I Want for Christmas is You."  Among all the holiday songs, Duranti said 'Jingle Bells' just works the best.

    “ ’Jingle Bells’ just fits better than all of the other songs I’ve tried, not to mention it’s my favorite,” Dunanti said.

    Regan Hughes is a senior middle grades education major with a concentration in math. She is a fan of country music and likes to use different country songs when washing her hands. Her favorites are “If I Know Me” by Morgan Wallet and “Yours” by Russel Dickerson.

    Read about other student favorites in the Campus Corner blog, where this article originally appeared, here.

     

    Rebeca Chiefallo '21, Olyphant, is a journalism and electronic media major. Beca is our Campus Corner correspondent.
    Rebeca Chiefallo '21, Olyphant, is a journalism and electronic media major. Beca is our Campus Corner correspondent.
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