Darian Harding, Editor

The people you love most have been taken away from you for everyone’s safety. Stay six feet apart please, wash your hands every five minutes please, all parks closed and all unessential employees can go home. Stay home and don’t go outside, wear masks and gloves. Please stay inside your homes 24/7, with all children and maybe take in your parents or grandparents.

Social distancing was put in place to try and curve the spread of the virus, but it feels like people just don’t listen. To me, social distancing doesn’t mean just hit the drive through at a fast food restaurant, it means staying inside and doing your part in trying to cut back on the virus. Not just staying six feet away and wearing masks, but actually staying inside and avoiding any contact with people. 

With social distancing in place, this cuts the interactions with your friends and family. There’s a few things you can do to keep in touch with those people, and more. First, you can do the typical texting and calling. This is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with someone. If you want to talk to your grandparents during this time and they’re technology challenged, I would suggest calling their home phone and hope they answer.

In this day and age, there’s more than just texting and calling. Now, I introduce the world of social media. This allows you to post things on people’s Facebook walls and they can like, comment, and share your post. We’ve also got Snapchat. This is an app that allows you to take a snapshot of you or your friends and lets you use fun filters to spice up your pictures. Lastly, there is Instagram, an app where you can post photos with clever captions and gain followers and follow other people. Social media is the place to connect, and stay in touch with your friends.

With all this spare time we have, now’s the time to reach out and reconnect with old friends or make new friends, as we’ve got nothing but time, and you can only watch so much Netflix before you feel judged when they ask you if you’re still watching, that’s when you know it’s time to do something different with your time.