During Quarantine – Students

During Quarantine - Students

Senior Peighton Toale:

“I would say it’s pretty difficult not being able to see my friends and family, and I try to avoid the news as much as possible because it’s pretty sad. I’ve been trying to keep myself occupied by working out, drawing, and watching Netflix. Hopefully, this will all be over soon ” 


Senior Nicole Zhitnikov:

“Honestly don’t remember what day it is, every day is a Friday for me.” 


Senior Nicole Huertgen:

“Even though quarantine has been pretty boring, it’s given me amazing opportunities to try new things. I am not very artistic, but quarantine has motivated me to learn how to draw and paint! I also have a passion for fashion and quarantine has helped me re-style some of my old, plain and boring clothes into more fashionable and fun outfits!”


Senior Julia Warden:

“Quarantine has given me the opportunity to spend quality time with my family as well as take up new hobbies, such as cooking.”


Junior Conor Costello

“I’ve mainly just been pursuing my hobbies and interests. A lot of practicing trumpet, working on things for robotics, reading, doing puzzles, video games, etc. I think that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it’s really interesting to see how the entire world shut down to combat the virus.” 


Sophomore Joanne Lee:

“Honestly, I’m having a great time during this quarantine. I get to sleep in, do my own things, eat good food and explore new hobbies. I’ve also been keeping a journal with my friend about our time during this, so that’ll be fun to look back on.”

Sophomore Jasmin Ayleen:

“Throughout this quarantine, I’ve managed to learn how to really live in the moment. Not being able to see my friends and family members due to this pandemic has been really hard and upsetting but it has helped me cherish the moments we have been able to go out and spend time together. Now that we’re not physically in school it can be easy to slack off, sleep in, and not do the assignments given to us but it is our responsibility to get things done whether we feel like doing them or not. Personally, I’ve been waking up a lot earlier to read and maybe even stretch and exercise to really wake myself up. Since I now have a lot of spare time, I’ve been able to read more, which is something I love doing. I’ve also been able to spend more time with my younger siblings and I’d say it’s been pretty great. No matter what I’m going through I always remember this: ‘Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.’”


Sophomore Rayna Varma:

“During quarantine, I started making masks to donate. It’s crazy how doctors and other professionals still have to go to work, so I decided that I wanted to help form my own home.”


Sophomore Hayley Goldberg:

“Quarantine has been rough especially since I am not able to see all of my friends, but I am so glad that we live in a world with technology and everyone is only a Zoom call away.”


Sophomore Ava Nociforo:

“Quarantine for me is both relaxing and stressful. I love the time given for family fun and hobbies I don’t often get to do, but I miss my friends and the ability to freely go outside. Additionally, the online school has caused me a lot of stress and I am not very fond of it. Overall, I just want this lackluster time to be over so I can finally see my friends. I am, however, very grateful that everyone is safe and healthy!”


Freshman Ariana Morgan:

“I’m actually doing pretty well. I think that this quarantine actually forces us to be MORE social with our teachers and classmates, instead of just regular school. It’s a new experience and I guess I feel ‘lucky’ to witness it.”


Freshman Kaitlyn Stielow:

“During the lockdown, I’ve either been working on schoolwork or doing something on my phone. I’ve exercised a few times and gone on walks to enjoy the spring weather. I think that the lockdown is a good idea, less exposure = less cases, but I can understand and relate to some of the frustrations and fear that others feel.” 


Freshman Selda Oksuz:

“The first few weeks I was extremely bored and couldn’t think of anything to do. After a while, it started to become normal and I’ve found ways to make use of my time. Most days, I read books and watch movies or FaceTime my friends. On other days I help clean my house. One of the good benefits I’ve got out of quarantine was that I’m around my family more. We play games, make jokes and watch movies together.”


Freshman Dyamond Zayas:

“I didn’t know how much I hated it here until this pandemic started.”


Freshman Dakueisha Roman:

“Even though everything has been feeling very low and boring, I have been following this motto: ‘Let yourself go.’ I have been going on walks, runs, and doing other workouts throughout quarantine in order to stay positive and healthy.”