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Shelter in place introduces new interests for students

With the closure of school extended to the end of the school year, students may find themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands. For some, this is a time to catch up on sleep or spend time with family; for others, it’s a time to explore new interests or dig up long-forgotten ones. Many students may find new interests in activities such as reading, baking or discovering a new video game.

No matter what it is, sheltering in place is the perfect time to try something new. Despite having to complete Required Online Learning Experiences, there’s still much more time on our hands. While stuck inside, instead of sleeping the entire day away, this is a chance to try something that you didn’t have the time to experiment with beforehand. These interests may not just be explored during the period we are stuck at home–hobbies you pick up now may stay with you for many years. In the future, you may be glad that you used this time to explore new interests.

Though COVID-19 has completely altered society for the time being, there can be many positives in this time of chaos. So, no matter if it’s a new recipe you’ve always wanted to try or the movie you’ve been wanting to watch with your family, there’s no better time than now to fulfill your desires.


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