'I Didn't Even Get Myself Mentally And Emotionally Ready For Saying Goodbye To My Classmates'

May 5, 2020

This post was updated on May 11, 2020. 

Nathan Jacob won't have a typical graduation later this month due to COVID-19 - like many students who are in their final year of school.  In his audio diary, he talks about how he works through the change of being an active student to working from home and living with his parents and his brother, Joel. 

KOSU's Kateleigh Mills and Matthew Viriyapah produced this story as part of the America Amplified initiative using community engagement to inform and strengthen local, regional and national journalism. America Amplified is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. KOSU Radio is part of the America Amplified network.

Kateleigh Mills has been reaching out to Oklahomans across the state to record first-person oral histories during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. These 'audio diaries' are being stored and archived by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Learn how to submit your own story to KOSU's Audio Diaries here


KOSU is proud to partner with the Oklahoma Historical Society to record and store responses that may be featured on air. The recordings you send to KOSU will belong to the Oklahoma Historical Society for research purposes and may be used in museum exhibits, broadcasting, internet web sites and publications.