Ava Price

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, the 2019 to 2020 school year has ended early for all Arizona schools and for many others around the United States. This news has thrown a curveball at many, as just days prior to spring break students were joking about it. However, it has now become extremely serious and should be considered so. 

Due to the virus, seniors will be unable to finish their school year, have senior week, go to prom, or walk across the stage as their final tribute to high school at their graduation. During this time it may be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel and you may not want to. This sucks, we’re teenagers we want to be free and go out with friends and have fun, however, it will end and it will get better and things will return to normal. This is a good time for self-reflection and a time for growth. Many of us are very fortunate as we have food, a family, a roof over our heads, and health.

For my family and myself personally, this has been hard, but I am grateful to be healthy and to have my needs taken care of. My mom, Elise Price, feels similarly and said: “It’s really scary right now but I’m glad we’re all healthy and being safe.” When I asked my dad, Tom Price, he replied very closely saying, “I feel lucky that I already work at home, this wasn’t a big change work-wise and I feel really fortunate to be working for a company that is still doing okay during all of this.” Corona has been taxing on the social lives of many however, one of my close friends, Camila Gonzalez said, “It sucks not being able to hang out with friends and I wish more people were taking this seriously instead of still going out with their friends, I wish everyone would stay home so we might be able to end this sooner.” This is a pretty common belief as many Arizonans are still going out even though Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide lockdown.

Overall, for many this experience has been one like no other, we are all a part of history right now and it’s becoming increasingly prominent. I hope everyone stays healthy and I beg of you to stay home to keep yourself and family members safe, just because you may be safe from the disease doesn’t mean that everyone around you is too and it’s important to be aware of that. Stay safe huskies.