School trip cancellations

To some, no school means a chance to kick back, relax, and sleep in. To others, it means getting drenched in online work while being trapped in solitary confinement. 

In the recent outbreak of COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a closing of schools for three weeks. In doing so, many students have lost a chance to do what they care about.

For instance, different trips were forced to be canceled.

A prime example can be found with the Choral Department, which planned to go to Disney, having their trip canceled

“Choir is my life and I’m losing it for this virus,” sophomore Shayne Swartz said.

This trip was not cheap either.

“Almost 1500 buckaroos went into Orlando,” junior Taylor Webb said.

Another example can be found in people who were planning to leave the country for Germany. However, with a travel ban to Europe put in place by president Donald Trump, that dream was quickly quelled.

Trips are not the only activities being affected by the coronavirus. Sports are also being impacted as well.

One instance can be found in the case of tennis being delayed for three weeks.

“Tennis was a passion that I discovered only a year and a half ago,” senior Elijah Johnson said. “I’ve come to love it, just as I do theatre in fact. It’s just very unfortunate for everyone involved.”

Lacrosse was not spared the same fate.

“I’m pretty mad,” freshman Ulric Norris said. “I want to play my favorite sport.”

Indoor sports are just as vulnerable as outdoor sports in terms of getting canceled. For instance, a private indoor soccer league had to close its doors due to fears of COVID-19.

“I feel really bummed out because I was going to finish out the session and play our championship on our indoor team,” said junior Lucas Hill. “We had a really good chance to win this year and now it’s all cancelled.”

This has led to some students being incredibly bored.

“You can only play minecraft for so long,” Tusky Valley junior Ellie Dorsey said. “Sharing one TV with your whole family? A nightmare! Bring school back!”

However, some students at Tusky Valley remain determined to make sure that their hard work pays off in the form of their all school musical, Mamma Mia.

“We’ve worked so hard on this show to have to wait for opening night,” Tusky Valley senior Brooklyn Fockler said.  “But I do know that this show will go on. It’s probably gonna be in May now.”

Overall, the situation involving the coronavirus has taken much away from students across the state of Ohio.