Pandemic Leading to Frustration


Tristan Perez

Eighth grader Dustin Gingerich shows frustration when Schoology is not allowing him to access the document.

Aubrey Schumann, Staff Reporter

2020 was full of non-stop surprises and challenges for the whole world. It all started in March of 2020 when the now famous COVID-19, or Coronavirus, hit the U.S.

At first, for some, it was nice to have this little break from everything. It was quiet but after a while, it got quite boring.

“I enjoyed getting a break from school, but after the first month it was kind of annoying,” said sixth grader Ainsley Schumann.

Throughout 2020 there have been many waves of Covid-19 harming more and more people.

“It scares me to go outside, because I don’t want to get infected. I feel like I’m in a zombie apocalypse,” said 4th grader Teagan Schumann.

2020 was a challenge for everyone around the world. We had to learn how to work together to clean up this mess we’re in.

“2020 was a really difficult year and I personally really didn’t like it. I’m just ready for it to end,” explained Ainsley.

Some people saw this year as a nice little break while others hated it.

“At first, I thought wearing masks was cool but after a while, they got really uncomfortable and I absolutely dreaded the thought of wearing them,” said Teagan.

Covid-19 is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about what ruined 2020 but there are other things that aren’t spoken about as much. 

“I really hate the wildfires. I know they happen each year, but I’ve never really paid attention to them as I lived overseas. They really scare me,” said Ainsley.

Some are really excited for 2020 to end and can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store.

“I can’t wait to see if the world picks itself back up in 2021. 2020 broke it so I can’t wait to see what it can do,” Ainsley exclaimed.

Others aren’t as excited as they know that the pandemic won’t be over by then.

“As soon as Covid goes away 2021 could be great but until then we have to be just as safe,” said Teagan.

As there were some highs throughout the year, there were still many lows.

“I wasn’t able to see my friends and it pains me to think about all the people who died from COVID,” explains Ainsley.

2020 was a very difficult year for everyone around the world and it was a test of our emotions, but as we all learned to face our challenges and work together, we did it. We made it to the end of the year. Goodbye 2020, and hello 2021!