Covid-19 generation: Are French students being penalised by the pandemic?

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    This week, we take stock of how the Covid-19 crisis has affected higher education in France. Whether embarking on their studies, hoping to get crucial internships or graduating amid a historic recession, French students are facing a whole new learning curve. And while authorities have been calling on students to curb their enthusiasm in the name of the greater good, many are anxious to enjoy their new-found independence and let off steam, to the point that clandestine parties are now being blamed for the emergence of new virus clusters.

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