BY ALYSSA KHAN
It’s no secret that the coronavirus has lasted longer than anyone expected and has made everlasting changes on the world. These changes have now extended into the school year beginning online. To continue to take necessary safety precautions, fall activities and extracurriculars are being cancelled or postponed.
One fall activity that has been affected is football with its season being postponed. This eliminated activities CCHS students participate in annually, such as spirit weeks, dress-up days and Friday night games. CCHS students have to say goodbye to all of these for the fall and it is uncertain whether football games will be the same when school reopens, considering the large crowd that usually shows up to watch.
“It sucks that our [football] season was pushed back, but we’ll keep working,” senior Jordan Argunzoni said. “When the season starts, we’ll be ready.”
Hand-in-hand with football, the Sound of Pride Marching Band’s season has also been cancelled this year. For seniors in the Sound of Pride, this comes as a disappointment since they will miss out on their last competitive season, along with performances for pep rallies and football games.
“I know that this was done with the safety of everyone in mind and I’m glad our program is taking the proper precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.”Head Drum Major and senior Samantha Sigal
“Even though [marching band] season has been canceled, we still had a virtual band camp and we plan on continuing with virtual rehearsals,” Head Drum Major and senior Samantha Sigal said. “I’m upset that our senior season was canceled, but I understand the reason why. I know that this was done with the safety of everyone in mind and I’m glad our program is taking the proper precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.”
As far as some of the other fall sports go, basketball, swimming, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading have been postponed, while golf is cancelled until further notice. Seniors that participate in school sports are anxiously waiting to see how the year will play out, seeing as it’s their final year with their teammates.
“Having the golf season cancelled because of the coronavirus has been a little bit devastating, especially as a senior,” senior Drew Okun said. “It sucks having the last, best year of high school essentially cancelled by this pandemic. Hopefully, we return to school and the golf course soon enough.”
Rush Week and school clubs are virtual for the time being. Virtual Rush Week took place from September 7 to September 11. It may not have been the same, but it provided an alternate way for students to continue to interact with their clubs.
Adapting to the new normal, whether that be through the cancellation or digitalization of activities, is all that can be done at this point in time.
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