1. American Portrait
  2. Shavonne's Year

Episode Two: Bills to Pay

Good vibes only.

What was it really like for college students trying to navigate classes, jobs, and life during a pandemic? Illinois Public Media’s documentary series American Portrait | Central Illinois is back with Shavonne’s Year—a multipart social media series following Shavonne Cole through her junior year (Aug. 2020-May 2021) as a Media and Cinema Studies major in the College of Media at Illinois. Shavonne documents her life, living and working on campus while attending classes virtually.

Shavonne has “Bills to Pay”. She describes what she does to keep her college bills paid during a global pandemic, and she also shares her goals and visions for life after college.