Choices and Consequences


In-person schooling is what most students decided to do

Daniel Kelly

Having different choices for the methods of school has given students a dilemma: do they chose comfort and ease, or being with friends and being in a better learning environment. These are the questions people ask themselves when they decide if they want to do school virtually or in-person.

Both options have many benefits that students consider. The choice that most people it seems made was to attend school in person. This gave them the sense of normality that many needed during these trying times where every other week something becomes the “new normal”. This option lets students see their friends and teachers in-person and lets them learn easier. They are less distracted and can receive help if needed easier. I personally was doing in-person learning until the school shut down and then switched to online for the foreseeable future.

Learning virtually also has many benefits. Students have the ability to get more sleep. They only have to log-in to their classes at 8:07, something that can be done in a minute or two. Students are also more comfortable and relaxed. The saying goes “There’s no place like home,” so everybody is almost always relaxed there. There is no need to wear a mask so it somewhat feels like we are back to normal. Schoolwork is also easily available. Everything is online so you can find it quickly and easily.

Both using classes in-person and online via zoom have their benefits. It is up to each student to determine what is best for them and how they can get the most out of their education.