Bringing families together by keeping people apart


Nick Kamp

Senior Nick Kamp and his family work on the garden of their house to kill time during the quarantine.

Elise Johnson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

With quarantine pushing people to distance, ironically, families are getting closer together.

The COVID-19 pandemic has recently taken over the nation, with many states completely closed and others on stay-at-home orders. With these unfortunate events, however, families are stuck at home together, and many students are now required to actually speak with their family members.

Many families, trying to kill the time they now have at home, are starting to bond with their family members in different activities. For senior Anthony Cox, this includes family games.

“Ever since we’ve been stuck at home together, my family has been doing a lot of games to kill the time,” Cox stated. “We’ve been playing a lot of card games and other types of games together to make the days go by faster, and I think it’s helping us get through the boredom of the quarantine and also getting us a little closer together.”

With many families doing card games, movie nights, family activities and several other things together in the midst of the pandemic, it’s pushing them closer together after being separated from the rest of the world.

Families are finally getting the chance to talk and converse with each other, and many people are feeling like they are finally starting to make connections with their families.

“I think that this quarantine has been helping us connect with each other,” senior Nick Kamp stated. “It’s forcing us to talk to each other now that we’re all stuck at home, and we’ve been all working on the yard and getting stuff done. It’s nice to finally be able to get other things done that we weren’t able to do before and it’s been helping us to be a little happier with each other.”

With all the bad events in the world, there is always good that arises out of them, and the increase in many families bonding together can be seen as a silver lining within the COVID-19 pandemic.