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    Life in the Time of Corona

    I always expected this end of the school year to feel different, but this was because it's the year I graduate. But now, it feels different because we're not even at school. At first, school was canceled for two...

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    • Dear Sam:
      I am able to relate to your post, “Life in the Time of Corona,” because at first, I thought the same too, that everything was just going to be temporary. Once everything changed I was able to get so much closer to my family too.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “When school and sports were going on, I really never had a lot of time to grow closer to the people living under the same roof as me.” I think this describes my life too since before the pandemic it seemed that we were all so busy. During this time I have got to do so much more stuff with my family than I have in a long time. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I have been able to relate a lot to your thoughts.
      Zhelanea Quinteros

    • Dear Sam,
      I am able to relate to your post, “Life in the Time of Corona”, I also thought that it was nice to not be in school and it was less stressful. I thought we would eventually go back to school after easter break but it didn’t happen. I also agree that there was no motivation to do schoolwork which was hard for me to even start an assignment. One sentence that stood out for me is ” I no longer can see my friends, can’t participate in sports, and can’t get the traditional end of senior year experience.” I think this is true because hanging out with my friends was the only thing I was looking forward to in school. Also Im worried that I won’t get to experience all the senior activities that I have been looking forward to since I was a freshman. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I can relate on the many things that you have said.
      Heidi Virgen

    • Sam,

      I can relate to this post even 4 months later. So here we are still in a pandemic. It has been a really strange year and no one thought it would end up like this. Life is so different now and I never thought I’d be doing online school for my senior year of high school. These are unfortunate times, but just like you said, we’ve got to look at the bright side and stay positive. During quarantine and the pandemic, I have grown a lot closer with my family. I have also learned to not take my life for granted and to be grateful for everything and everyone I have. I never thought I wouldn’t be able to see my friends or even being able to hug my grandma. I will never take any of those things for granted again. With the vaccine coming in, and hopefully this pandemic coming to an end, I hope that we all have this mindset for the rest of our lives. We are so close to the end. We can do this! Hang in there everyone!

      Here is an article about to positive things in 2020 I think you might enjoy. I really liked how you looked at the bright side.
      https://www.dispatch.com/story/lifestyle/2020/08/03/50-positive-things-that-happened-in-2020-so-far/112792264/

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    In researching for an essay about solutions to the many problems in the criminal justice system, I came across multiple articles that were very helpful on understanding overpopulated prisons, and the mass

    Article Summary 1: Criminal Justice

    In researching for an essay about solutions to the many problems in the criminal justice system, I came across multiple articles that were very helpful on understanding overpopulated prisons, and the mass incarceration that is currently taking place in...

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  • Sam commented on the post, Overfishing

    I really enjoyed reading this piece! I had no idea how much of a problem over fishing actually is and find the stats you mentioned mind blowing. If you would like to read more about this problem I would recommend reading this article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/oceans/critical-issues-overfishing/

  • Sam commented on the post, Health Care

    I found this very interesting to read! You gave a lot of great reminders that many people probably needed to hear. I really also liked the piece about the place in Chicago, because it showed how real the issue actually is. If you have any interest in reading more about this topic I would recommend taking a look at this website:…Read More

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