By J.T. Shatzer
With the Covid-19 Pandemic and the quarantine that comes with it basically putting the world on hold, a whole new sickness has developed alongside it. What is this new sickness exactly? Well, to put it in simple terms, people know it best as Cabin Fever. We all know just how excruciatingly boring an empty house with nothing to do can be, so I decided to check-in on some of my fellow Gladiators and see what they have been up to recently and if they have been doing anything interesting with all of this newfound time.
Joey Samsock (9th Grade): “With all the free time I have, I decided to pick up skateboarding. There are hills all around my house, and I never really took advantage of them up until quarantine. One of the hardest things about this quarantine is not being able to see my friends, so I have been playing video games with them to make up for not seeing them in person.”
Alan Steubing (10th Grade): “School being out opened up so much time I never even knew I had. For the most part I have been listening to and making music, playing video games, and revisiting my lego collection from a while back. Honestly, I have enjoyed this time more than I would have ever thought.”
Bella Galgano (11th Grade): “I honestly haven’t picked up anything all that new, but I have been painting a lot. It’s super relaxing, and I can be as creative as I want. I’ve also been dancing a lot and baking for me and my family.”
Nathan Curtis (12th Grade): “Being out of school during my Senior year is depressing to even think about, but I have been doing the best I can with filling up my time with stuff I love. I have been playing a ton of basketball, and talking with my friends as much as I can while still practicing social distancing.”
From gaming to dancing, to collecting legos, Gladiators have been doing it all during the quarantine. Although times may be tough now, people all across the community have been doing their best to find joy amidst this crisis. By keeping a positive mindset and outlook on life throughout the situation, any kind of time can be time well spent. Stay safe Glenelg! And make sure to tune in for more updates on The Shield.