Staff Rants: Coronavirus
From the loss of indoor seating to general annoyance, our staff has a lot to say about the coronavirus.
Sep 2, 2020
On The Loss of Public Seating
Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor
One thing living through a pandemic has taught me is that I rely entirely too much on public seating to get me through the day. There is nothing I’d rather do right now than go to a coffee shop and sit down inside for a few hours while I pretend to be doing homework like a protagonist in a cliche movie, but instead all I can do is sit outside and worry the whole time that it’ll start raining or I’ll get COVID-19.
On Wearing Masks
Jake Capriotti, Multimedia Editor
Following my evacuation from New York back to Arizona back in March, I had begun a quarantine in my house for two weeks, not leaving at all during that initial two-week period and only leaving for essential trips and work after that. I did not use the time I was afforded to go out and party or go to any large social gatherings as I saw what was going on in New York and took that as a warning for what could happen in my state soon. I cannot say that my fellow Arizonans heeded the warnings that the New York State government had made in regards to the virus as I saw people I grew up with going out to parties and even protesting the suggestions made by Gov. Doug Ducey, who said wearing masks was only a suggestion and not a statewide mandate. I was frustrated to say the least. Wear a mask, people.
On a Lack of Attention
Emily Dai, Opinion Editor
Coronavirus this, coronavirus that. Can we talk about me for a second?
On Wearing Masks, Again
Nicole Chiarella, Copy Chief
Coronavirus sucks. I don’t know if I can even find a new thing to complain about. All I have left to say is: wear a mask, socially distance and when in doubt, wear a mask. Wear. A. Mask.
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