By: Mariama Bah, 7th Grade
April 1st 2020
“I’m so tired. I’m so bored. I want to go outside.” You mean you want to go outside and catch the virus? No way, Jose. Everyday these are phrases I hear. Most of them I have said before (okay maybe all of them), but now I somewhat “regret” it.
This is my life now: Wake up at 8:00 am and get ready for online classes. Try typing in the non-existent class password into Zoom that you received from someone at 9:00 am (for a class that starts at 9:00am). Wait for them to allow you in. At 9:15, wait five minutes for your next class that is an hour long. Repeat 3 times. Makes 98 servings. That's it, that's my schedule.
All I can say is… I MISS SCHOOL! But why do I miss it so much? Most people hate school. Well, what happens at school is that people are able to interact with other students and talk to their friends. Now that we are locked here in our houses as quarantine, we aren’t able to do that. But why are we doing this?
Well, once upon a time, an unknown disease began spreading from a food market in China. Within days, or weeks, people in the area were becoming infected with something called the coronavirus, or COVID-19. So far it has been spreading all over the world and has caused the world what feels like permanent lockdown. Yeah, it's pretty sad.
But what I’m really disappointed about is that a few days before school got shut down, I was informed that I was able to go on a trip because I met my reading goal. I also figured out that about 2 or 3 of my best friends were also going to be going on that trip. Also, the closing was totally unexpected (right before it got closed down we got a paper saying the school wouldn’t close down ;). And last but not least, my YouTube channel is literally dead. I haven’t posted for about a month and I’m kind of losing subscribers. I have no motivation to draw or make videos besides my comic strip I started working on. I think I’m getting used to these video call meetings now.
Most importantly, life is short. Don’t waste it complaining 😑.