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Looking back

Editorial by

ALLIE REARDON

Messenger Staff


Seeing as a month since the end of school has elapsed, this is the perfect time to reflect on the year as a whole. School in the time of the pandemic was chaotic, inconsistent, and far from the normal year. Students and teachers alike were in strange places mentally (and sometimes physically) this year. From online school, A/B Schedules, and finally back to full attendance for the last month or two, the way we did school was constantly changing and forcing us to adapt with it. And whether or not you agreed with how the district handled it, we all made it through this abnormal year—give yourself a pat on the back.

The education system had one of the routines that was challenged the most by the pandemic. In order to properly quarantine, we were forced into online learning at the end of last school year, not being able to close our year out in person before the pandemic was in full swing, and quarantining was necessary for our safety. Zooms and Google Meets, as well as video lessons, were what