It’s the middle of April. The weather is getting warmer, the semester is getting busier, and the news is getting weirder, but let’s face it—we can’t leave the house and we’re all bored out of our minds.
In an effort to fight that, students are doing all sorts of things, from going to tried-and-true hobbies to learning a new skill. We wanted to reach out and see how people are handling quarantine, and what they’re doing to stay sane in such a crazy time.
Whether you’re looking for something new to try to beat the social distance-induced boredom or just want to see how other Cap students have been coping since we’ve been separated, you’ve come to the right place.
Ayaka Machimura, sophomore vocal music education major
Ayaka’s ways to beat boredom were two-fold, one for her hands and one for her mind.
“I play Animal Crossing,” she said bluntly. She then went on to talk about how she has found a new hobby in sewing. No word yet on any masterpieces to come from her, but we’ll keep you posted.
Julia Wade, junior creative writing major
Julia is keeping busy in a lot of different ways. Her main place for entertainment is her computer, a source for her favorite music, videos, and games, as well as a place for her to write. She also had a pretty set schedule before social distancing, and is trying to stick to it as much as possible.
She recommended staying in touch with your friends in the same groups you would normally hang out in. If you’re over Zoom, I recommend a Facebook video chat or a good, old fashioned three-way call!