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Students, professionals discuss changes in their motivation from going virtual

Saumya Somasi, Student Section Reporter March 26, 2021

For sophomore Tatum Siebert, staying motivated is an important goal in her everyday life. As a hybrid student and a self-proclaimed “people-person,” Seibert said virtual days often unmotivate her from...

Jaylen Zachery, sophomore

Jaylen Zachery, sophomore

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

"Last March 13 was pretty normal. I remember having a lot of tests and goofing around with my friends in school. Life was certainly more free during that time. I got to see my friends a lot more often....

Zach Osborne, junior

Zach Osborne, junior

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

"Lockdown happened around the end of our winter workouts for football. We were just getting ready to start spring workouts but we had to cancel all those due to the pandemic. This year, we’re able to...

Averi Weninger, sophomore

Averi Weninger, sophomore

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

"The weekend everything got shut down, I was supposed to have a hockey tournament in Fort Wayne, but it got canceled last minute. At that point I thought it was kind of weird that things were getting canceled...

Emily Waddell, sophomore

Emily Waddell, sophomore

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

"I was at a volleyball tournament the weekend before everything got shut down. I remember there was a bunch of talk about canceling school, canceling volleyball, which was a really big deal back then because...

Alayna Wakeman, freshman

Alayna Wakeman, freshman

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

"Last March, life was pretty normal for the most part. Now, life is definitely stranger with all the guidelines and precautions we have to follow everywhere. However, I do prefer the new hybrid school...

Chloe Chui, senior

Chloe Chui, senior

Jasmine Zhang, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

Last March 13th, I was mostly preparing for ISSMA State, the ACT, and Science Olympiad. Sadly, all three of those were cancelled. Also, I was hanging out with a lot of people and getting home pretty late...

Samantha Schleeter, Sophomore

Samantha Schleeter, Sophomore

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter February 19, 2021

"I want to start improving my sleep schedule because I don’t have the best one right now, so I would have to keep a constant bedtime. I also plan on spending more time outside and staying off my phone...

Aila McKeown, freshman

Aila McKeown, freshman

Elise Varhan, Student Section Reporter February 19, 2021

"My New Year’s Resolution is to stay motivated with school so I can finish the year with good grades, which I will do by making sure I keep up with all my classes, not getting behind on any work."

Sophomore Anabelle Yang (right) and freshman Samantha Lin (left) take a picture while spending time together. Yang and Lin have been friends for over 10 years, and like to spend time together whenever possible.

As Feb. 14 approaches, students learn to balance their relationships—both platonic and romantic—with other commitments

Jasmine Zhang, Student Section Reporter February 13, 2021

Sophomore Annabelle Yang and freshman Samantha Lin, who have been friends for over 10 years, said they are looking forward to a different kind of celebration on Feb. 14: “Galentines Day.” The term...

Tungfen Lee’s Chinese 2 class celebrates Chinese New Year in 2020. Lee's class made

Due to COVID-19, students, staff adapt to their change in Chinese New Year celebrations, traditions

Karolena Zhou, Reporter February 12, 2021

Today, Chinese New Year is celebrated all around the world, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families have to change the way they celebrate the holiday. For example, while junior Aleen Zhao said...

Jamie Klavon, Junior

Jamie Klavon, Junior

Chenyao Liu February 2, 2021

"Last year, I was involved in unified track not regular track...so I did not experience the cancellation of a season that I was training for. I don’t have any worry that the season will be canceled this...

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