Through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, The Camasonian staff would like to share CSD staff and students’ “silver linings”, those things that make quarantine life more bearable as the school year winds down.
What is something keeping you sane and happy during quarantine?
Junior Han Nguyen says: “Knowing that staying inside will help stop the spread meaning we can see our friends soon.”
Junior Ingrid Larsen says: “Netflix.”
Junior Keilee Siefer says: “Something that has kept me sane during quarantine is picking up new hobbies. I was able to start playing guitar again and more often. I started painting more and even learned how to play new sports! It’s kept me sane because distancing yourself with fun things instead of worrying about everything going on in quarantine kept me happy and positive!”
Junior Vivienne Funches says: “I would say something that has been keeping me going and happy during quarantine has been music! I’ve been able to listen to a lot of new artists and discover more things from artists I’ve previously listened to. I feel like I now have more time than ever to sit down and listen to an album in it’s entirety and actually be able to enjoy it because I’m not on the go all the time. Also being able to be with my family more has been super nice.”
Junior Grace Curley says: “During this time I have found ways to keep in touch with the people that I usually see every day and I make sure that I check up to see how they are doing. That has made me really happy to just have conversations with them! Also getting out my house to work out, whether I go on a run or play lacrosse.”
Junior Christian Lenard says: “All of the family time and relationships I have got to build has been keeping me happy during quarantine.”
Junior Eli McMillan says: “Something that keeps me sane over quarantine is trying to replicate my daily routine that I had during regular school days. This means that I typically wake up and run, then do school work. I make sure to put away distractions because otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to get any work done. Also, I have been reading a lot and that’s kept me pretty busy.”
What do you miss most about CHS?
Junior Han Nguyen says: “Knowing that the staff care.”
Junior Zach Gittings says: “Social interactions and sports.”
Junior Ingrid Larsen says: “Talking to teachers every day.”
Junior Keilee Siefer says: “Something I miss about CHS is definitely the people there. Although I miss seeing my friends almost every day, the staff there is always so positive, really good, and fun to talk to. It’s hard knowing I won’t have the teachers I had this year again and the year was cut short…but hopefully next year we will make more memories!”
Junior Vivienne Funches says: “I really miss choir! Choir is my favorite place to be in school, and being in a class setting with all my friends singing and stuff is always the best use of my time. I just miss being able to be with everyone and Mr. Chessin! I don’t know how choir will look next year, but as long as I can sing and connect with people through that, I’m happy about the future!”
Junior Grace Curley says: “The things I miss most about CHS are being able to see all my wonderful teachers every day and having that face-to-face interaction. Also, I miss having the schedule and daily routine of going to class and having my day planned out because now it’s all up to me. I have to hold myself accountable a lot more than I used to.”
Junior Christian Lenard says: “I miss all of my friends and teachers, and all of the fun memories I got to share with people at school.”
Junior Eli McMillan says: “I miss being able to talk with teachers and socialize with friends. I didn’t realize how much I really enjoyed talking with my teachers and just hanging out with my friends at lunch and during pass times. I also miss the order of school work, because although I try my best not to get distracted at home, it takes me a lot longer to do work.”