Students Cope With Changes That Come With Covid-19


Charli Merrill, Reporter

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a crazy and confusing time for all of us. Online school remote learning, businesses shutting down, and quarantine. Though the whole world has been dealing with this together, everyone had their own different experience throughout the pandemic.

 “Before the Covid-19 started, I was always busy with school activities like band and being with my friends and didn’t socialize with my family as much till quarantine hit,” Senior, Noelle Wigren said. “I learned how to bond more with my family and got a lot closer.”

 Having to spend more time at home had different effects on everyone. Some loved getting to spend time indoors, while others had cabin fever and missed their friends and loved ones.

The most important thing Covid-19 has taught us is that no matter how tough things get, we should all stay connected. Some people Facetimed their friends, others did activities while socially distanced. Some even did zoom calls with segments like story time with grandpa, or cooking with grandma, so they could still do things together without physically being together.

On March 13, 2020, Davis school district went under what was supposed to be a 2 week soft closure. Later on, it was decided to stay closed for the remainder of the school year. Because of this about 73,000 students just in Davis school district had remote learning. 

This led to controversy over how well online school actually worked. Some people loved it, while others had a hard time choosing homework over the TV or video games. 

“I don’t think online school worked very well. I got good grades and did my assignments, but I didn’t actually learn anything,” Sophomore, Emma Kaholoaa said.

Although these times have been tough, with everyone working together, we can get through this. Most schools in Utah have decided to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. Make sure you are being safe, and wear your masks!