Quarantine Q&A: Sophomore Ramapriya Balagurunath

Melissa Dai, Assistant News Editor

This interview was done remotely due to COVID-19 precautions.

What have you enjoyed most about COVID-19 precautions and social distancing?

“I get to take the time to not worry constantly and just live my life. That may sound a bit extreme, but school is not the only thing that I talk about with my friends anymore. And I like that I get me time.”

What is the worst part of COVID-19 precautions and social distancing?

“I feel like I’m constantly in the dark about information regarding school and other goings on in the world because COVID-19 is all anyone talks about. It’s understandable, of course, but I miss learning other things about places. Plus I miss human interaction in person.”

How have you been keeping yourself busy?

“I’ve been doing art projects, assigned work, so I’m not completely lost, hanging out with my family, using Duolingo for Greek and playing my violin.”

What predictions, hopes or fears do you have?

“I hope that this all makes people more mindful of others. One of my biggest fears is how schools and institutions are going to deal with this in the future, as this virus seems to be here to stay. I think now it’s just too novel to really be sure of any action or future precautions.”

What do you think about the snow from a few days ago?

“I LOVED IT. I love snow so much because it’s just something that brings me peace.”