Life in quarantine has resulted in students and teachers having much more flexibility and even some free time one their hands compared to a regular day at school. Senior Hannah Steiner said, “Since I have always loved being busy, quarantine has slowed everything down. It has been nice to have a break.” With all this free time and even some levels of boredom, students and teachers have begun to develop new hobbies that they would not necessarily do if school were to be in session.
On Feb. 1, the Wesleyan high school students got to take a break from the stress of everyday life and school and enjoy a wonderful night at the Winter Dance. Students put on their best attire for the masquerade-themed Winter Dance and headed over to Hoover Gymnasium for a memorable night. The Winter Dance is always highly anticipated by the Wesleyan students. The boys took a break from the nerves of asking the girls to each high school dance, and the girls took their big chance to ask the boys. Student government spent copious amount of time planning and preparing the Winter Dance so it would be the best Winter Dance yet. After months of planning the dance, it had finally arrived, and students were eager for the masquerade ball. With the famed DJ Fat Snacks providing some awesome tunes on the dance floor, the lively photo booth, the delicious refreshments, and the mysterious table of masks, the students and faculty raved about the success of the dance.
The annual Lower School Daddy Daughter Dance knocked the girls off their feet. The Lower School cafeteria transformed into a pink, red and white ballroom for a special night that fathers and daughters will never forget. This event is planned months ahead of time having co-chair Susan Saddington said, “The first dance committee meeting was in November to discuss timeline, responsibilities and budget.” Keep Reading
While winter season sports are coming to an end, the spring conditioning is just beginning with Coach Dustin Wolf. Coach Wolf pushes all of his athletes to train well, so they are able to play well.
Wolf’s mission is to help each sport reach its full potential during game time. Sophomore basketball player Callie Weaver said that, “I think it’s worthwhile because I can see a difference in my game in the winter through my strength and stability, and I think you can see it in the whole team too.” Keep Reading
With the coming of the New Year and the calendar refreshing, people are given the opportunity of a fresh start and a clean slate. With this new beginning comes a time of evaluating your last year’s self, creating goals and making changes to make the New Year the best yet.
New Year’s resolutions usually maintain a bad reputation. Typically by Jan. 7 these resolutions are long gone and everyone is back to being their normal mediocre selves, the same they were last year. “I have never fulfilled a New Year’s Resolution I have made in the past,” Faculty Fellow, Claire Coward said, “One year I resolved to never look in the mirror, but I missed myself too much after two hours.”