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I Think Corona is Out for My Head.

I swear, I’m going insane. I don’t know if it’s a good insane, or a bad insane, but it’s definitely some form of insanity. It’s different from what I felt before. Before, it was the feeling that everything’s happening at once, and there’s nothing else in the world other than whatever I was doing, or wherever I was commuting to. Now, there’s just. Nothing.

I spend the long quarantine days doing one of four things. Sleeping, eating, watching Netflix, or complaining. Usually, I’m complaining while doing one (or more) of the other…


One thing you don’t know about me is that I am a very loud person, but when I am at school I appear as shy and quiet.

When I am at home I am full of energy and become very talkative, but I change into a completely different person when I am in school.

Even during this whole pandemic, when I am home I feel a sense of calmness. When I woke up this morning in my cozy bed underneath my warm covers, it was cold as ice, but it’s just me in the house and I’m not in front…


There is a chance that if we were to live more cautiously, climate change could be reversed. But what would it take to actually achieve that goal? (1)

Since we have been quarantined, nature has been able to slowly recover. Animals are feeling safe again to go places, for example sea turtles have been hatching like crazy on the beaches of Brazil and are on their way to the ocean since there hasn’t been as much danger. Goats are loving it as well, for example in Llandudno, a small town in England, they just stroll into the town and do…


During this quarantine, I learned that the most frustrating parts of being on lockdown are not being able to see my best friend, go places, and explore the last little bit of me being 15 years old.

I realized the hardest part of quarantine for me is wanting to go outside and hang out with friends. The virus is blocking all of that. It’s like I was a bird flying high in the sky and soaring above all but now I am stuck in a cage. I do think quarantine is necessary but it’s hard. I imagine going somewhere and…


“At least we only have to do this for 2 weeks,” I used to say to myself. Then I saw on the news “until May”, then “until June”, then “until fall”, then “until 2022”. “Well dang, this is going to be a while,” I say to myself now.

Sitting in a stiff chair for 6 hours, heavy eyes staring at a screen almost all day, and only being able to go out to the yard to feel the warm sunlight. Does this sound a bit familiar? …


Rolling out of bed at 7 in the morning with puffy, sleep deprived eyes is no one’s idea of a good time. However, for most of us high schoolers, it was an everyday reality. That is — until it wasn’t.

Things have changed now. Instead of getting up grumpy in the mornings, I do this: Automatically at 7 am I open my eyes. Blinding sunlight pours in — burning straight into them. I wince and squeeze my eyes tight again. Ow. I’m exhausted — my entire body aches. I really don’t want to go to school today. But then all…


“You need to stop looking at the screen all day.” My mom said to me after I closed my chromebook, ending my school session. “Mom, you know I can’t do that.” I said, putting it back up so I could restart the routine the next day.

These days, there are lots of great, cloudless days with the sun in the sky. But we can never take advantage of them because of the quarantine. The only ways we take advantage of it is by going on walks with the dog, and that is starting to get boring. …


While we sit at home hopefully safe, we may not give a second thought to the men and women fighting and risking their lives on the front lines of COVID-19. These are the emergency response teams, made up of firefighters, police, paramedics, but there are also grocery and restaurant employees, delivery drivers, sanitation workers, who are also making sure we are safe and fed during this moment of weakness. Every day they are doing their jobs with higher risks of getting sick.

The streets are eerily quiet. Normally the warm weather brings people out of their homes, bringing noise with…


“What is one thing you wish you could change in the world?” said my 8th grade teacher.

“I wish we could just be born smart and not have to go to school and stay home for the rest of our lives,” said one of my 8th grade classmates.

“I agree!” I replied.

Then, quarantine happened. Now as I look back, I wish I’d never said that.

Ever since I heard about COVID-19 I wasn’t terrified about it coming to the US but later on, I heard that it was spreading fast. …


People have missed going outside, going to school, and going to work- and then there’s some people who haven’t missed anything at all and are living life like regular.

I’m a very social, outgoing person and being stuck at home is going against that. Also the 6 feet distancing is hard because I’m so used to being around my friends and family. Some people are antisocial and they might not be getting affected at all. These are different people, with different ways to see it, and different perspectives. …

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378Media curates and publishes the work of the students at Latitude 37.8 High School in Oakland, CA.

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