One of APA’s main things that make learning here so enjoyable is the vibrant atmosphere punctuated by amazing, fun events and great engagement. However, in the wake of the coronavirus, we seem to have lost this. Many people from the seniors of last year to those of this year and every other class have lost their special events that would make school enjoyable. I, for one, wish to see these great events return for everyone to have fun, even if I won’t see it.
Currently, the most interesting part of school news is the mystery of the handprints on the A building bathroom, only a select few know who this was, or the fact that the vending machines got restocked, but not the beverage one. Instead, I’ll look at all the past events that I hold dearly in my heart.
Starting with a constant source of entertainment for all classes, bring out the pool and ping pong tables. Those were always a big hit and you can organize lunch tournaments to get more people invested in it.
Speaking of lunch tournaments, previously video game tournaments were always fun to see during lunch. But those are small things we should move on to the big things.
Of course, the major events to look at are our school dances. I can’t remember the last time we had them as they are more for seniors, and I am one now. It is pretty sad to see how this pandemic has stripped so much of what should have been a great send-off to our graduating seniors.
Couple this with our school end-of-the-year trip to Six Flags and boom, you, the previous seniors that have got an unforgettable end-of-the-year celebration with your classmate.
A slight upside this year came when we were able to go on a single field trip to mount Wilson, but despite it being fun this year could have been way more fun with more events of the same style.
Other simple events such as bowling, clubs, and other smaller activities made the school feel alive and let us create deep connections with students and faculty alike. It is a shame to see these things lost in the past year and a half. But hopefully next year everyone will be able to enjoy these events. I won’t lie, I’m a little jealous of them. But hey, I guess I’ll just need to have a twice as chaotic summer.