Students stay active during COVID-19

During quarantine, many students are learning new talents to keep them busy.

Em Paquette

During quarantine, many students are learning new talents to keep them busy.

For most students, this quarantine has been tough, to say the least–a lot of sitting around, watching TV, and doing homework over and over again. These activities tend to get super old and very boring. During all this new free time some students have been finding new activities to keep them busy and active. 

Sophomore Max Benning has found a great new way for himself to stay active and keep his distance from others. Max has picked up Clay Target and Archery over this quarantine. “ I have been lucky enough to have archery and clay target set up in my backyard; it is very fun,” Benning said. 

Not only does Benning enjoy clay target, but he thinks it is something that he will pursue in the future. “I really hope to play Clay Target for Benilde when this whole quarantine is over,”  Benning said.

It’s just super fun to do and it’s a great way to pass time.”

— Macy Paulson

Another student who has been trying new activities is junior Grace Lira, who has picked up sewing and embroidering clothes. Also, she has found a liking for making bracelets. “I really enjoy listening to music and making bracelets, especially outside when it’s warm because it is so relaxing,” Lira said.

Senior Liv Schmitz has been making the best of her time during this quarantine. She has been doing everything from creating great paintings, to working out, along with making food. “I have just recently finished two paint-by-numbers and have started baking a lot of food with my family,” Schmitz said. 

Junior Macy Paulson has taken up the hobbies of drawing, painting, and doodling instead of immersing herself in pure boredom. “It’s just super fun to do and it’s a great way to pass time,” Paulson said.