Why this “virtual two weeks” is a win


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Yesterday, students received an email at 3:15 p.m. that Hoban will be all remote starting Monday, Nov 30 and “ending” on Dec 7. I put quotation marks around “ending” because let’s be real, we most likely will not be back in school until the third quarter. 

Many would prefer in class (I’m talking about Alex Dillon and Alex Dillon only), as they believe classes are more efficient when completed at school. This is a valid reason; it’s truly hard to focus on schoolwork when the new Call of Duty is at your fingertips.

But fear not, Hoban! Here are three reasons why this remote learning period is truly a win for everyone (in no particular order):

Reason #1: Extra Hour of Sleep

I am one of those try-hards that gets to school at 7 a.m. every morning. In order to get to school at this time, I have to wake up at 6 a.m. (in reality, I normally wake up thirty minutes later and eat breakfast in my car). However, on remote days, I crawl out of bed at 7:45 a.m. and make breakfast during first period. 

I don’t know about everyone else, but recently, my sleep schedule has been worse than 2020. Adding an extra hour of sleep to my miserable schedule will definitely improve my mental health.

Reason #2: Lunch Whenever, Wherever

Sick and tired of school lunches? Welcome to my world! As much as I love my daily conversations with the lunch ladies, I can’t stand to have another school lunch. While at home, I have the ability to eat whatever I want. And, instead of having to wait for 12 p.m. to roll around everyday I can eat whenever I want. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather eat on my own schedule.

Reason #3: Freedom

Let’s be real people. Most high school students do not possess the ability to stay awake during classes. Having the ability to stand up, crack open a window and move around has allowed me to stay concentrated during classes. I truly believe walking around and standing up WHILE paying attention allows me to stay awake and be more productive throughout the day. Instead of having a teacher yell at me for sleeping, I can take a quick break to clear my head and get back to work without distracting the class.

Unfortunately, we will have to accept the fact that COVID-19 is worsening by the second. Hoban truly has been doing their part, and going virtual will hopefully help lessen the number of cases.