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2020 sparked a lot of talk on how schools will decide to reopen, and Oswego High School implemented a plan to do just that. Students were able to choose between either staying fully remote, or choosing the new hybrid learning method. We asked some students about which option they chose and why they made that decision. In a recent poll posted on the 42Fifty Instagram page, a question was posted asking if students were going to be going in-person for learning. Out of 61 total responses, 31 people said they are going back and 30 people said they are staying home.
Without a doubt, the last year has been a difficult one. When asked what words came to mind, students echoed the same sentiment: chaotic, overwhelming, thought-provoking. While going through so much undeniable change and loss, three students reflected on positive changes they have felt.
Without a doubt, this year’s Halloween was unlike past years. With positivity rates for COVID-19 climbing, students were encouraged to limit the number of people they were with and take precautions. Many students found ways to keep themselves and others safe, while still enjoying the festivities.
While competition season is something many dancers look forward to every year, who knew what to expect when hearing that this year’s season would be virtual.
What students and faculty didn’t know was that the world as we knew it was about to change. Not just for a few weeks, or a few months, but for the next year.

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