Social Distancing Journals: Cat Caplin '10

The world looks very different today from when spring break started at the end of February. Instead of students returning to campus this week, faculty and staff are working to develop online curricula in the face of this rapidly changing global pandemic. Everyone is also adapting to this new normal of staying home and social distancing to help stop the spread of Covid-19.  We asked a number of our faculty for their recommendations for reading, watching, and doing to make best use of their time; we will be sharing these over our spring term of distance learning.

Cat Caplin '10 teaches history and is director of student activities as well as head houseparent at St. Benets, so it comes as no surprise that Cat, along with her husband and fellow alumnus Dan Caplin '10, enjoy games during their free time.  Cat and Dan are also introducing their new son, Westley, to their favorite board games! Below are some of Cat's suggestions for making the best of staying at home.  

With some of my free time, I’ve been streaming "Cheer" on Netflix, which is a pretty cool docuseries about college cheerleading in Texas. I also just finished reading Little Fires Everywhere, and I’m excited about the new Hulu series based on the book. I love streaming shows, in case that wasn’t already clear!  In terms of board games, I love to play Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride with my husband and other members of the faculty! They are great strategy games and they take a long time to play—the perfect solution when you have extra time on your hands and want to take a break from screens.