I think it’s crazy how we’re living in such a historic time, and we probably (and hopefully) won’t see anything like this again in our lives! Quarantine has been extremely boring, but I’ve been able to take some time to myself and not stress about school and everything that is happening around us."
- Ashley Hung
I know the impact on many people is extremely tough, but I’m okay with quarantine. I like it better than school and my “regular” life."
- Catherine Liu
I think the quarantine is appropriate for the current situation, and I enjoy staying inside so it’s pretty cool."
- Sally Liao
I feel like its kind of a brake on the speeding bullet of our lives, a crisis that has had us stop in our places. But at the same time, there had been positivity coming out of this—people have taken time to appreciate the people who have been working hard, help those in need, and take time for themselves. I think when life slowly returns to normal, it won’t really be the same."
- Johannah Seah
It's a time to get closer with my family, which is actually nice because I never get to see them normally since we're too busy. It’s definitely been weird practicing social distancing, but quarantining has given our family time to get closer, try new things, and get things done that we’ve meet meaning to do for a long time. All in all a very unsettling yet fulfilling experience! "
- Natalia Trounce
Now I can sit inside all day without people thinking I'm weird. Many of my strange tendencies are now normal."
- Rach Xia
Honestly pretty lit because I hate people."
- Rosie Ding
I'm BORED!!! I will lose my mind."
- Abby Kuang
Having a lot of free time has allowed me to complete unfinished projects and learn new skills. I do miss getting to see my friends, but I’ve been FaceTiming them daily which has been nice."
California is doing a not so bad job! It feels like a pretty historic moment we’re living in now."
- Audrey Guo
I really miss my friends, but it's not that bad since I have time to focus on things I wouldn't get to normally. I don't have to see disagreeable people at school, which is great. I've been getting used to online classes, but dance class is pretty hard to replicate online."
- Anna Ghai
I hate the quarantine since I can't see my friends, and sports and activities have been cancelled. But it's good for sick and old people, crime rates have dropped, and the environment is healing itself with less people going out."
- Katherine Lin
In a time of a lot of uncertainty, I think we are seeing people accept the concept of community and take time to connect more with one another. I think the perception of the role of healthcare providers and the individual's responsibility will shift following quarantine."
- Nick Shinghal
Quarantine got me so bored, I made an entire Tiktok video".
- Andrew Xue
I like that the learning is at a slower pace now because we can choose to do it any time in the day. I wish I wasn't stuck in my house with my family though."
- Emma Edwards
Personally, I think that quarantine is fine. Not very many downsides, I don’t mind not going outside. I normally stay indoors most of the time, besides school or walking my dog. While I’m at home, I can do work and catch up on school work. It’s nice to have my own schedule, however, with a loose schedule for myself, I often find that I procrastinate. Unproductivity makes me feel worse and I sometimes find myself to randomly feel overloaded with stress without being able to put a finger on the exact cause, because it is stress over something not being done, it is much more overwhelming in comparison to being stressed over a specific thing."
- Vivian Trach
During quarantine, I have more time to do things I normally wouldn't be able to do, such as painting everyday, looking into fashion design, and finishing a TV show series. I miss going to school and interacting with others, but I also value this time to rest and recharge."
- Caroline Zhang