ByMadelyn Darbonne, Wendy Guzman and Joseph Dungerow |
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a new set of challenges for the performing arts. In mid-Michigan, K-12 school districts have adapted their fine arts extracurricular programs through virtual performances and rehearsals to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Many out-of-state first-year students had to wait a few months to finally get their full on-campus Michigan State University experience. Freshman Madi Feige works on homework from her dorm in Holden Hall. Psychology freshman Madi Feige is from Connecticut, and attended MSU from nearly 800 miles away this past fall. “I just couldn’t stay at home anymore,” Feige said. “I think it was good that and I feel like I needed some experience on campus because I feel like if I just came on campus, sophomore year, second year, I would be so lost… So I’m glad that I did come and that’s why I wanted to come to lay down some beginning groundwork.”
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With the return to some in-person instruction, some Mason High School students cho0se to continue learning from home. “I just think it really depends on the person. Some people are doing better online,” Mason senior Lauren Pekrul said. “That’s why I stayed online, because I thought I was more productive. And then I think a lot of people needed to be in person to really get a good education.
Michigan high school athletes and supporters rallied at the Capitol Jan. 30, appealing to the governor to end the COVID postponement of sports
A young crowd, mostly masked, was peaceful, in contrast to recent rallies at this and other Capitols. The students said that sports keep them engaged in school, lift their mental health in dark times and help some of them get into college.
Several who attended said they would like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to acknowledge their #letusplay #letthemplay peaceful demonstration and their demand for a quick return to sports.