Rhea of Sunshine: virtual school makes socializing more difficult


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

If you aren’t taking any virtual classes, you may not be experiencing this, but talking from personal experience, students who are taking all online classes, definitely are having to structure their social lives differently. 

For example, I find myself on social media a lot longer than usual, because I find it makes me feel more mentally connected with the world. 

Students who have chosen to stay home for this semester have definitely had a change in pace when it comes to socializing, seeing friends, ect. Even though schools require students to social distance and wear masks, seeing peers and talking to friends is easier than having to communicate with others over a screen. 

But putting aside basic communication, socializing has become extremely difficult for students not going on campus for classes. This lack of social interaction is not only making weekends really dull, but also starting to affect us mentally. I find myself very social and ready to interact with others, but last week I had to think twice before saying yes to hang out with one of my friends. I’d be an understatement if I said that I surprised myself.

I realized everyone sitting at home doing school probably has a different take on it, but I think that all of us definitely have started to socialize in a different way. Whether that be thinking that it’s easier to sit home and watch Netflix instead of going out, or begging to go out instead of staying home, it’s changed the way we look at things. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic, so feel free to email or contact me! Have an amazing weekend Redhawks.