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With the world on pause, the future is uncertain for soon to-be graduates

People in their twenties often are on the cusp of things — making plans, leaving one nest and starting to build another. For those about to graduate from university and college, leaving the ivory tower and getting ready for the so-called real world has taken on a whole new meaning this year — virtual convocations and a virtually unreadable future. Alisa Siegel and David Gutnick collaborated on this week’s documentary, "The Class of 2020."

Voices from the Class of 2020

L to R: Tom Adamson, Keisha Deoraj, Olivia Berkowitz and Lena Perkins. (Submitted by Tom Adamson, Keisha Deoraj, Olivia Berkowitz and Lena Perkins)

It can be thrilling to be in your twenties.

Childhood is a gauzy memory, adolescence passed through and survived. There is a different kind of independence. Nests to leave, plans to be made.

People in their twenties are often on the cusp of things, which makes the crashing halt brought on by the pandemic challenging in particular ways.

For those just about to finish university, about to graduate, it's a time of up-ended plans, virtual convocations and murky prospects.

Here are some voices from the class of 2020.

Click 'listen' above to hear the documentary.

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