Kinesiology graduate Brian Ebisuzaki used to love visiting the Starbucks in the University Union (UU). He would always make a point to greet the employees and strike up a conversation about their day. After getting his drink, Ebisuzaki would walk up to the second floor and start a conversation with a friend, or even a stranger. All of that was taken away when COVID-19 hit, and Ebisuzaki found himself back in his parent’s house.
Twenty-five percent of people in their 20s and early 30s are currently living with their parents. That’s a substantial increase from only one generation ago, when just one in 10 young adults moved back home.