Lindsey Limbach – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- When there was still school Mustangs would start their day at 7:30 a.m. Since school is now online many are starting their days a little later, or a lot later in some cases.
Junior Jenelle Bayor said, “Not having to start my day early has messed me up. I’ve been going to bed super late which is causing me to sleep in super late.”
Junior Emily Spillman added, “I eat breakfast at 1:00 pm, lunch at 4:00 pm, and then dinner is ready at 6:00 and I’m not even hungry! It is a major struggle.”
According to Spillman, not only has this new way of learning affected sleep schedules, but the new sleep schedules affect some mustangs’ eating habits.
Most would think sleeping in would be better for teenagers. Getting an appropriate amount of sleep should keep them refreshed and ready to start working on schoolwork; however, after hearing from some Mustangs, it may not be seen in such a positive light anymore.
Junior Peter Fisichella said, “It’s been a lot harder for me to find the motivation to do work when I’m sleepy for most of the day. I’ve been sleeping in a lot longer which also leads to me having less time to get my work done. This is a big issue because my brain has combined the idea of summer and school all into one, which has its negative effects.”
Some Mustangs maintain routine despite quarantine
Emma Braunstein– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the world. In just a few months, it has drastically changed the lives of everyone. Simple things such as going to the store, seeing a friend, or going to school have all been affected.
One of the biggest changes for Mustangs, of course, is the transition from in person classes to e-Learning.
This has had a massive impact on many of the students and staff who are so used to waking up early, being surrounded by their peers, and learning new lessons in person every day.
Some students have stuck to their routine of waking up early and completing all their schoolwork for the day, while others have taken a more interesting approach in routine.
Mustangs Sophia Lanni has mostly stuck to her same routine.
“I wake up at 8 to start my work for the day, going through what would have been my first period all the way to my seventh. I do stop and take breaks to eat and just to help me stay focused” Lanni said. “I’m normally finished around 1:30 and just do whatever I want for the rest of the day”
Another student whose routine was much different from Lanni’s was Mustang Michela Haught.
“I do my work whenever I feel like it,” said Haught. “There something about school being online that makes it so much easier compared to going to school every morning so early.”