Staying busy during quarantine

Clare Backus, Staff Writer

School being shut down was an unrealistic dream for many students. 

More sleep.

More relaxing. 

More time for friends and family.

But in this situation, many students are finding themselves missing school, sports, clubs, and everyday activities they use to take for granted. 

Throughout this pandemic surrounding the recent outbreak of COVID 19 in the United States, almost everything has been closed beside essentials. With that said, many are finding themselves bored and lonely searching for things to do in order to keep busy. 

Being inside all day is a major concern, sometimes people dont go outside for days at a time unaware of the fact it has been so long. 

“Sometimes I even lose track of what day it is,” says Maddie Muth ‘23. 

In addition, some students are making the best of the time by pursuing new hobbies. 

Ell Gjorgjievski ‘22 mentions, “I’ve been spending a lot of time outside, playing card games, and baking with my family.” 

All students had a total of four weeks off to do whatever they please, while school staff workers worked very hard to make a schedule and a way of online learning for the students to be able to access easily.  

Finally, the staff came out with a plan to keep teaching new material, virtually. 

“I like doing online school because I don’t have to wake up early. I can go at my own pace, and work in my own environment,” added Muth. 

Online schools allow students to choose when and where they want to work, as well as how much they want to do each day as long as their work is finished by their teachers’ deadline.

This amount of independence can push a student to strive under the circumstances. For example, planting good habits of scheduling. On the other hand, being without a teacher can have a sense of misguidedness. 

“Online school isn’t my favorite because I miss being with everyone, but it definitely makes me have a bit more of a schedule,” said Ella Gjorgjievski. 

In conclusion, Muth explains, “My perspective on the things I take for granted have definitely changed.”