Throughout life, people go through ups and downs. In America currently, and all around the globe, the world is going through a rough time all together. The coronavirus has become a pandemic that has spread throughout most of the world. It is a scary time that includes sadness, illness, death and a loss of hope. While quarantining is the best solution to stop the spread of the virus, it can get lonely and boring. This can often lead people to go into a dark place. The importance of staying positive and taking care of oneself is more important than ever, although, it is hard to do when people are stuck in their homes.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools all across the country have instated a new program for students and teachers alike that will help keep the school year going strong. This new program, called distance learning, has been used as an outlet for teachers to engage with students online, assigning homework and assessments on the school’s website. The main question everyone is asking is, “Will distance learning be the best possible method to engage students in the virtual classroom?”
Quarantine has given people extra time during their day, and all this free time can ultimately lead to boredom. Much like the infamous “Freshman 15,” many people have been eating way more than normal. Now that everyone’s schedules are completely cleared, most people turn to eating as a way to cure their boredom. This new trend has been nicknamed the “Quarantine- 15.” A typical structured school day routine used to give people a good balance between snacking, physical activity and being productive. Now that the structure of school is gone, it has led to people overeating due to boredom. Keep Reading
During these last couple of weeks, the Wesleyan School community has been distant while staying safely quarantined in their homes. Keep Reading
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.