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Thoughts on Westminster Quarantine
By Catie McGuigan ’23
(Image Credit: Seshu Photography)
Through the second quarantine at Westminster, students entered the dorms with great hope for the upcoming Winter Trimester.
When asked how a typical day went, all students had very similar schedules including timed grab-and-go meals and outdoor activities. Sixth Former Izzy Bailey appreciated the greater freedom she felt and the more organized scheduling. Bailey highlighted how time has truly shown how “we’re all in this together” and expressed beautifully how Martlets soar together. Fourth Former Theo Massie-Vereker had the same experience with seeing a higher morale after coming back from such a successful fall term.
When asked about the new offerings for afternoon programs, Third Former Jackson Raymond was very enthusiastic about the gift of developmental squash and AP lacrosse. Fifth Former Olivia Olney was eager to continue her work with Dramat.
The student reviews on lunches varied. Raymond and Massie-Vereker offered similar opinions about the food — they agreed the food was good, and the hot grab-and-go meals truly hit close to home. Bailey and Olney both adore the “Bomb!” breakfast and Bailey especially had a special place in her heart for the cookies.
Each student was asked about how they could have been more productive during the slow week. Limiting distractions was the most common factor, and having to put the phones, and for some, rocket league, down is tough for students. However, every student is confident in the promising winter term, whether it’s getting a warm pile of chocolate chip pancakes, having the most entertaining meeting with Mr. Rasheed, or crushing it on the squash courts, all students are ready for another great winter!
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