Calkins: The surprising truth about dropping your freshman at college in the age of COVID-19

One last run to Target, a savior named Chloe and a swab that drew blood

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2020 7:48 AM CT | Published: August 13, 2020 4:00 AM CT

I dropped off my youngest kid at college this week. The pandemic has changed everything about that experience. Except the stuff that matters most. 

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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.


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