Hoo-RAE!: Optimism lockdown


Photo by Lauren Kalama

Getting ready for distance learning!

By Lauren Kalama, staff writer

As you may know, the virus, COVID-19 has spread across the world. It’s been a lot to handle for some, causing worry and panic due to flight cancellations, business shutdowns, event postponements, and of course, the spreading of the virus. Through this time, it has been an eye-opener for me. I have really taken a moment to slow down and be there for my family and myself.

I’m sure we all have felt the impact from the virus whether by being forced to stay home or having things you looked forward to cancelled or postponed.

For me, I have felt the hit due to the cancellation of the 2020 Merrie Monarch Festival and also the postponement of my junior prom. Not only have I been affect this way, but everything’s being affected, like sports, schooling, and well, spring break.

Throughout this time, I was able to take a minute to relax, clean the house, rearrange my room, work out, go to the beach, and spend time with my family. I have chosen to look at the situation with an open mind. It is sad to see what the world has come to, but I know that it can get better by doing what we can to help and not add to the problem.

Along with changes happening throughout the state, my school will also be starting our new distance learning program, which means I’ll be staying home a lot, and that means I won’t be able to see my friends as much as I would like, but that’s okay! I know it is for our own safety and health. To me, it’s a little funny because you never know how much you physically miss going to school every morning until you are told to stay home and work there.

They’re some adjustments that I know a lot of us are getting used to, but find the positivity in the situation. Stay connected with the ones you love but also, stay connected to yourself. There’s always something to look forward to.

Stay safe, happy and healthy!