The Catalyst / Photo courtesy of Logan Azem
Logan Azem, senior at Serra High School
Since many schools have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many high school students are going to school online in what is called distance learning. Some of them communicate with their teachers via email or websites, like gClassroom and Schoology. Others participate in online classrooms via video conferencing apps, like Google Hangouts and Zoom. The Catalyst interviewed Logan Azem, a senior at Serra High School, about his experiences going to school online.
The Catalyst (TC): What is a typical day of school like for you?
Logan Azem (LA): Right now, I wake up at about 7:00 a.m. or 6:45 a.m. I get on my zero period… kind of go through the motions… I get that over with… Then, I go back to sleep until like 11:00 a.m., then I’ll wake up and take another class. Then, I’ll do a little bit of homework, and I’m pretty much done for the day.
TC: How are you coping with social distancing and keeping in touch with your friends?
LA: It’s pretty tough. I mean, my life has kind of flipped upside down. I’m usually very “outdoorsy.” I like to hang out with friends, and I enjoy going to the gym and doing all these social things, but recently I’ve just been playing PS4 all day and sleeping. So, it’s a pretty big shock.
LA: Do you prefer online learning or on-campus learning?
A: Oh, physical learning. I don’t understand online school.