Hopes and predictions for 2021

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Krista Kulacz, Print Staff

   With the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, students have different predictions and hopes for what 2021 will bring. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. Whether it be directly or indirectly, this pandemic has changed the lives of students. 

   “My new year’s resolution for 2020 was to work harder in school and I do believe that I have accomplished that goal this year. Going into 2021, I have higher standards for myself in school and my goal is to improve as a soccer player,” Miller Knestrict (9) said.

   While some students have goals that are more tangible, others want to focus more on their mindset and mental attitude. 

   For Jillian Hearne (11), her goals are to “work on my relationship with myself and better my self-image. I would also like to travel more in 2021 if the pandemic slows down.” 

   Many share the hope of returning to normal life and bringing an end to the pandemic in 2021. However, some students have different opinions about what should be done to attain this.  

   “I want the mask law to be broken and all the restaurants to be open in 2021,” Ava Kulig (10) said.

   The issue of wearing masks has been controversial among students, as the argument continues on if they are necessary or actually work. 

   “I hope that everyone wears their masks and stays as safe as they can so the virus can die down a bit and the numbers won’t continue to climb. I think the vaccine will help lower the amount of cases and hopefully save many lives,” Braden Barrett (9) said.