Magazine News Opinions Volume 69, Issue 7

The Challenges Of Online School

by Mateo Requejo-Tejada

Graphic by Luke Theodossy

In these past weeks the effects of COVID-19 have been felt in all aspects of life,  this virus has caused a global pandemic. As students it has moved our main source of education from a physical public school, to online homeschooling. Initially several students welcomed this change and jumped at the idea of an early break from school; however as the first week has come to an end students have begun to realize how much they really miss school and a regular schedule. 

The minutes feel like hours and hours like days as students deal with this new reality due to the pandemic. A common challenge students are dealing with online school, is a lack of motivation for doing schoolwork, or much of anything. Quintan Collins commented that “being stuck at home made me realize that I hate videogames and I have no self motivation” his reasoning for this is that he believes school forces him to be motivated and not play video games, but now that he has all the time in the world he realizes that he much rather be in school. Another effect of online school seen with many students is boredom. Sophomore Tommie Matthews , said that he misses going to school because of the constant boredom caused by online school. Matthews said “it’s impossible to concentrate because nobody is forcing us to.” 

 SophomoreCarmen Alsip has recently just moved and currently doesn’t have wifi. “None of the hotspots can reach my street so I have to walk around my town to find one of the xfinity hotspots to do my homework,” said Alsip. As a country, we aren’t certain when this pandemic will end, but one thing we do know is that we all will have to continue making adjustments to our daily lives in order to deal with this new challenge and keep ourselves from going insane.