Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID Student Journal: The zoom thing was not helping me honesty.

(Student Submission Spring 2020)

In the words of Cardi B,  “Corona Virus is real.” These days have been long and depressing. Staying in the house daily with nothing to do. Scared to go outside fearing for safety. This virus has a hold on our social life and life overall. This pandemic is something serious and is needed to be taken very seriously. This is something that the world needs to be taken serious and work together. In COVID-19, 'CO' stands for 'corona,' 'VI' for 'virus,' and 'D' for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses.

Out of the blue it seemed like the sky was falling. We were hit with a wild spreading disease called coronaviruses. According to google coronaviruses (Co-Vid 19) are a large family of viruses transmitting between animals and people that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). This pandemic was a scare for everyone. Everyone was clueless in my own way. I know of social media before it got serious people seen it as a joke. I would see funny memes and funny post on my social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, am twitter. It was all a joke till the death numbers start increasing, as they increase the more people got bored. This virus is spreading more rapidly currently today. People are currently unemployed, and it is taking a toll on our community. The urban community is personally worried about the finances because it is already hard alone. These checks are something to get our mind off of the real problem. Stimulus checks was given to the people but how long will it keep us stable?

With the college being switched from being face to face to online it was a challenge. I think the overall process was not helping anyone.  Me personally I did not like doing school online it was a hard process.  Everyone does not learn the same people are different when it comes to certain learning styles. I had friends telling me they were failing because of the test that was assigned at the end of the semester. The overall time we had left in school was hectic.  It was more depressing then being in school honestly. I was mad that I was not learning something.  The zoom thing was not helping me honesty. I understand people have a life outside school and things I just do not think they understand that people have a life outside of school.  I honestly barely passed my class. All my assignments were back to back which was hectic.

There are seven different type of learning styles which are Visual (Spatial), Aural (Auditory-Musical), Verbal (Linguistic), Physical (Kinesthetic), Logical (Mathematical), Social (Interpersonal), and Solitary (Intrapersonal). We have the students who are Visual learners they need to draw anything and everything while learning would most likely pass a science class or math class. Then the aural who depend on hearing the information to fully understand it, rather than just reading it from a book. Next is the Verbal who love to write and read, Physical Hands-On Type of Person, Logical the person great with numbers. The social learners work better around people in group activities. Lastly, we have the Solitary learners who prefers to work alone most of the time I absolutely believe that they are doing extremely well during this whole pandemic.

Being on the positive side it was nice being home with the family. My family personally our ups and downs but we over came it. I mean what can you actually do with being in the house? My mom came up with a strategy with their being five of us in the house we picked a day out the week and, on our day, we use our little creative minds to do a group activity. For example, like one day we will play monopoly, or bingo, or cook together something along the lines.

Some suggestions are to play board games make it a learning experience since school is close. But to also have fun with it because there will be a mood shifter eventually and that will kill the overall bad vibe.  Games are a good way to pass time since being home 24 hours.  I was bored staying in the house I felt like I could be doing something with my time. But with being in the house I felt safe and wat

Following the news trump told people to drink bleach. I thought it was honestly not smart of him to say that. And to find out that people actually did that is sad. I honestly think that it is stupid to be opening things. I do not understand why we are opening things when there is no cure. It makes me think that they are trying to kill us. What will happen when more people get it and the hospitals or death rate go up. How will we cope with all this then? I know personally I am not going nowhere because I have a week immune system and I heard it attacks the people with weak immune system.

I tend to overthink about a lot of things. But it helps me stay calm. Thinking positive, I decided to turn to my religion side. Being a Christian is a way of knowledge for me. took all the negatives and thought about the positives because it was my way of finding strength, the positives will always outweigh the negatives. Positive people focus on things they can control. Knowing I cannot control anything I still try to uplift my thinking. The future looks dim to me because the president is not thinking rational.  This illness is something that needs time to get over with. Like we just need to take it day by day and stop trying to put a date on something. I totally understand that the economy is getting worse. Together we can get over this pandemic only time will tell with this type of problem but overall, this experience is something crazy. Keep your hands clean.