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Quarantine Day 7: April 7th REALLY?!
By Mark Heintz
Mar 21, 2020

Day 7 of quarantine.

Day 137 of student voice

Student voice provided by Emyly, Lana, and Becca

Emyly

 I woke up just in time to join Mr. Heintz’s Zoom call. I also woke up to Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz stuck in my head for some reason. Anyways it was so nice even hearing familiar voices. After that, I cleaned up a little and just as I went to the living room I saw that JB Pritzker was about to speak so I stuck around.

April 7th REALLY?!

I can’t take being inside anymore and it’s only been one week how am I going to manage with 2 more stuck inside. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. So many of my peers have been posting pictures of the news on their social media saying how terrible this is. I’m also wondering how they’re gonna close everything but grocery stores like that’s a part of the problem. Grocery stores should only allow a certain amount of people to go in at a time. Or even have like temperature guns to check people. Like what if I’m sick and since I am a pretty healthy teen I won’t have any symptoms for a while. I get my mom and dad sick.

They proceed to buy groceries one day but don’t know they’re sick. They touch an item probably infecting it and decide not to buy it. The virus is now on there for a week. Someone else touches it and carelessly touches their face. They’re sick and then when they go home kiss their spouse or kids thinking it’s safe gets them infected. Or even worse they’re an elderly person who thinks their early shopping hours specified for them are safe. No one is safe in these moments. But I started working out for the first time and a while. I also picked up my violin which was really relaxing just playing and sort of forgetting about everything. I went shopping with my mom as well. Pure chaos out there.

Don’t worry I wore gloves as if that’s gonna help. Lines and lines of people waiting to check out. Signs limiting you to certain produce. People fighting over things and shopping carts. But hey no more social interactions for two more weeks. Yay?

Lana

Today was kind of the easiest day so far, but that’s mostly because I’ve kind of accepted the state of the world. I’m very much a control freak, and I tend to dwell on every little thing that’s out of my control. It’s something that I’m trying to work on to be a better person #weloveselfimprovement but I’ve finally let this one go. I honestly don’t think that E-learning will be that bad, and this is actually just teaching me to be grateful for the time I get to spend with my friends and boyfriend, go out shopping, and going out to eat (aka my freedom lol). It rained the entire day today, and for some reason, I have this infatuation for rain, so today calmed me. I left my window open the entire day just so that I could listen to it:)

Becca

Today, J.B Pritzker announced that the state of Illinois is on lockdown until April. This has made me furious because like I have said a multitude of times, I need to see my friends. I can’t keep quarantining myself in my house.

I have to admit, I did not practice social distancing today. I needed to hang out with a friend, and that’s exactly what I did. I was going crazy in my house. I needed to do something. I’m glad I got to spend time with my friend today since I won’t be able to see them for a while.

I’m honestly so done with the Coronavirus. I hope this pandemic ends soon, but for now, I’m living in what will be history later on.

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