“Introverts might be cheering at the thought of cancelled plans and being able to stay home. Others may be dreading the long hours of housebound boredom. There will likely be both sweets and sours of higher hours home for higher numbers of people.” - Isabella Schainker, 7th Grade
Our world is really stressful right now, especially for teenagers. Social isolation, the now digital world, and lots of other new worries, combined with all of the normal teen stressors like relationships, homework, and tests make this world super stress-inducing for teens.
“At this point in time you’ve probably heard of TikTok. Just two years ago it took the world by storm and has since amassed a whopping 2.9 billion downloads. If you somehow haven’t heard of it yet, TikTok (or Douyin in China) is a short video app known for creating a platform for people to share videos accompanied by short music clips.. It typically markets to kids and teenagers, but has recently seen a massive growth in adult users since the beginning of quarantine.”
"In the midst of the pandemic, 8th graders are preparing for their transition into high school, but it doesn’t look quite the same as they imagined it. Their time in middle school has come to an unusual and abrupt end." --Grace Triantafyllos, 8th grade
"It is important to do what we can to support small local businesses so that not only big companies profit during this time." -- Jif dillemuth, 7th grade
"Since we are all stuck in the house with nothing to do, many people are catching up Netflix and Disney+. Both streaming channels are adding more stuff to watch, including series and movies, including movies meant for theatrical releases, like Onward."
Being at home all the time can be extremely boring. To help with that, many websites are doing sections for boredom busters and newsletters with games and quizzes. Here are a few of them...--Holly young, 6th grade
"Although remaining inside and safe is important for the health of you and others around you, and will help stop the pressure on healthcare workers, this regularly used strategy usually leads up to cabin fever and boredom, so I’ve made sure to compile 19 things to work on during social distancing and quarantine lockdown." --Carly Thacker, 6th grade
"We all know what we are thinking during this time, but what about our pets?" --Lana richard
"We are all getting antsy and lonely while we can’t meet up but there are still many ways to connect."--Jif dillemuth, 7th grade