Ways to Survive Quarantine

By: Najah Wilder

As everyone knows we have been told to stay home due to the coronavirus. If we want this virus to go away then people must stay home unless you really need to go out . That would be for things like food shopping, work, and medication. If you are going outside for some fresh air, make sure you’re not surrounded by a crowd of people and wear masks and gloves. Now, enough of all the negativity about the coronavirus I’m going to give you some ideas you can do at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

1) VIDEO GAMES

When everyone heard school was closed, the first thing on most students’ minds were “Now I have time to play my games.”   Game stations like PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch are usually played by both genders.  Find your favorite game and enjoy yourself since you don’t have to wait until after school to play.  Even though we have to social distance doesn’t mean we can’t interact with our friends through the internet which we usually do on a daily basis.  Some game ideas are: 

  • Fortnite 
  • Minecraft 
  • 3)2k20 
  • Call of Duty 
  • Mario kart/3D land/Mario Brothers Deluxe

2) NETFLIX

Now who doesn’t love them some Netflix!  If I’m being honest, after I finish all my Tv series that recently came out I was kind of bored.  Since I have all this time on my hands, I finish everything within 1-2 days. But I’ve come up with a list of a few TV shows to you can binge during the coronavirus pandemic‼️

  • Locke & Key: After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. 10/10 Highly Recommend 
  • Elite: The teen drama, created by leading Spanish TV writers Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, follows the story of three students (Samuel, Nadia, and Christian) with working-class backgrounds who receive a scholarship to study at an exclusive and elite high school, Las Encinas. As the three try to fit in with their fellow wealthy classmates, a whirlwind of clashes occurs that lead to a mysterious murder. 10/10 Highly Recommend 
  • Big Mouth: Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg. This Show is Funny 10/10  

3) Workout from Home

Some of y’all that are active or play sports know how important it is to keep your body in shape, but with schools being closed and businesses closed, you’re only left with your house as a workout option.  Unless you are going to go for a run.  Since some of the parks are closed, you’re left with jogging around your neighborhood which is not the best idea with our current situation.  So, workout from home!!  You can look up workout videos online and workout 3-5 times a week.  I run track but since my park isn’t open, I run around my backyard which is not as big as the track (but it works). Next I head inside and do my 10-15 min workout.  I do one workout in the morning and one at night.  Here are some websites where I get my workouts from: 

4) Video conferencing with Family/Friends

Since we are dealing with social distancing, video conferencing is the best thing for everyone to keep in touch with their family and friends.

  • For Apple users (IPhone, Mac, and iPad) you can FaceTime, which now allows up to 32 people to be in a group call with cool effects such as Bitmoji’s and stickers. 
  • For Android users there are apps such as WhatsApp and Messenger that allow you to video call people no matter the location.
  • Zoom is a video conferencing tool you can used with a desktop and a mobile app that allow users to meet online. You can host up to 100 participants and unlimited meetings, but the free meetings only last for 40 minutes.  If you want more minutes, you must pay for a membership.
  • Google Meet is a video conferencing software provided as part of G Suite.  People can make video calls with up to 30 users.  The app allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number.
  • Houseparty is a social networking service that enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps.  Users receive a notification when friends are online and available to group video chat. On average, users spend approximately 51 minutes a day on the app in group or one-on-one chats. Up to 8 people can join a single session.