New year, new fears

Students look back on previous months, give take on current year


Photo by Macy Maynard

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer

2020 is regarded by the media and students alike as the most infamous year of the 21st century so far. From an extended spring break to school going virtual, the past 11 months have been an adjustment for students all over the world. While some are looking forward to leaving 2020 behind, others have less than hopes for the days to come. 

After the rollercoaster of 2020, what was your mindset coming into 2021?

“My mindset coming into 2021 [is] to be all positive and [have] good vibes,” junior Kadence Foster said. “I told myself I was going to achieve all my newly set goals and get through the year standing tall, unlike 2020.” 

“I believed going to 2021 that it would slowly get better week by week but remain relatively the same,” Junior Warren Roberts said.

What is your opinion of 2021 so far?

“So far, 2021 is not that bad,” Foster said. “All of my classes seem to be more challenging for some reason, but I’m getting past it with a positive attitude hoping for the best.
“So far 2021 has been a good year,” Roberts said. “I’ve had great things happen along with bad. I believe within another year things will be back to normal.”

What is your outlook for the future of 2021

“I’m declaring it now; 2021 is going to be the best year by far,” Foster said. “It’s going to be a great junior year. I think this year we are going to get past Corona with a breeze and strictly have fun to replace missed time in the past. 

“I see that 2021 will be a year [where] we look at 2020 and learn from [it], thinking about the mistakes in 2020 and make progress in bettering ourselves,” Roberts said.

What is your opinion of 2020?

“2020 was a very interesting year,” Foster said. “Not only did I go through a pandemic, I had to do it with school and a busy schedule all the time. I tried to have as much fun as I could with swim meets and lunches with friends, but there were always restrictions.”

“2020 indeed was a wild ride,” Roberts said. “Great things happened and things that weren’t so great. The months at home gave me time to self-improve and work on life and other nonsocial skills.”

Any experiences you have had in 2020 or 2021 you would like to share? 

“I went to the movies and lunch with two of the best people in the world,” Foster said. “We had so much fun taking pictures in allies and almost falling off of trash cans.” 

“In 2020 I went through quite a lot,” Roberts said. “During the spring break that we got quarantined, we were in Colorado for a day then [drove] home because the state was shut down. Now, in 2021 I have a job and work on improving every day.”