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Quarantivities & Stories #12: Staying optimistic during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #12: Staying optimistic during lockdown
May 22, 2020

It can be hard to feel optimistic during this lockdown. As someone who usually tries to see the bright side of things, it has been slightly disheartening to read news reports treating this like doomsday...

Quarantivities & Stories #11: A teacher perspective

Quarantivities & Stories #11: A teacher perspective
May 18, 2020

I went to school today, to drop off some things for the Tribune, as well as use the printer. I was the only person on campus, aside from Officer Williams. All the lights were off. I tried not to touch...

Quarantivities & Stories #10: Peeking into quarantine

Locked down at home, senior Hadas Tankel has been able to afford more time for her family and dogs.
May 14, 2020

Despite the physical distance that separates us during lockdown, we maintain a sense of connection through texts, calls, social media — various "windows" through which we may still see and hear each...

Quarantivities & Stories #9: Baking while in lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #9: Baking while in lockdown
May 12, 2020

Being at home all day has given us all more free time on our hands. Over these past weeks, I’ve been able to spend more time baking, something that I didn’t have time for before. As the school year...

Quarantivities & Stories #8: Books I’ve been reading during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #8: Books I’ve been reading during lockdown
May 7, 2020

Quarantine has given me a lot more time to get back into reading (silver linings, right?). Here are some of the books I’ve been reading.  "Chain of Gold" by Cassandra Clare My relationship with...

Quarantivities & Stories #7: Trails of Windemere

The mostly paved 2.84-mile Alamo Creek Trail that cuts through multiple communities and bypasses Dougherty Valley High School is famously trekked by many students on their daily walk home from school.
May 6, 2020

Settled within the hilly greens of the East Bay, our delicate suburb of San Ramon offers dozens of luscious trails to residents and visitors alike, meandering all throughout and around the town. Playing...

Quarantivities & Stories #6: Gratitude during COVID-19

Quarantivities & Stories #6: Gratitude during COVID-19
April 30, 2020

Sometimes the only time I feel content is during the hour just before bed: time I spend writing in my gratitude journal. My gratitude journal — dark green, with a gold ribbon — was my 2020 New...

Quarantivities & Stories #5: How to hang out with friends (while social distancing)

Quarantivities & Stories #5: How to hang out with friends (while social distancing)
April 28, 2020

During the stressful times of COVID-19, it’s important to maintain relationships, and for us teenagers, that means keeping in contact with our friends. But, of course, we must maintain social distancing...

Quarantivities & Stories #4: Being an environmentalist during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #4: Being an environmentalist during lockdown
April 23, 2020

Normally, the month of April is the time when environmentalism is at its peak. One of the reasons for this is Earth Day. Usually the fourth Wednesday in April, Earth Day is the day when climate strikes...

Quarantivities & Stories #3: Baking, fermenting and crocheting

Quarantivities & Stories #3: Baking, fermenting and crocheting
April 21, 2020

My parents are not hobbyists — growing up I never saw them developing skills "just for fun." Either there was a utility (gardening to grow food, cooking to put a meal on the table) or it was watching...

Quarantivities & Stories #2: A brief history of (other) pandemics

Quarantivities & Stories #2: A brief history of (other) pandemics
April 16, 2020

We are living through the catastrophe of the generation. As more news releases come out about COVID-19 every day, the future becomes increasingly unclear. To discern our next steps and understand the present,...

Quarantivities & Stories #1: A stream of consciousness

Quarantivities & Stories #1: A stream of consciousness
April 14, 2020

So it seems like society has become its own dystopian novel; the film "Contagion" come to life. We are all stuck at home, and although this sounds like something counter-productive, when you have a lot...

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