Hits and Misses: Adaptations
Eimi S.(11), Editor of Hits and Misses
Virtual Brain Bowl: Silent buzzing in the classroom
Besides the fact that members would be participating in the Brain Bowl at school from their computer screens instead of travelling to Zama like previous years, everything from attracting participants in the weekly Tuesday assemblies to having tryouts onsite in the AV room felt normal, at first.
Losing choral magic to efficiency
This past year has taught us that the words “COVID” and “extracurriculars” don’t exactly go hand in hand. This is certainly the case for the choir and Vocal Ensemble. From rehearsing in a room full of loud teenagers to being in a quiet room at home, the change in atmosphere is undeniably immense. But, is it only a change for the worse, or did some positives emerge as well?
Debating through the confines of a screen
With the Zoom application recording every move and Google Documents filled with paragraphs of arguments, the Sacred Heart Varsity Debate Team prepared for an afternoon of virtual, socially-distanced practice debates.
Limited Practices and Virtual Concerts for the Orchestra/Band
The most rewarding aspect of participating in Orchestra is practicing as a member of a large yet harmonious wave of sound, to perform your best and bask in the applause of a live audience. Amid COVID-19 precautions, this experience seemed a distant fantasy. With wind and brass instruments relying on breath and spit to make sound, the continuation of regular orchestra practices would have increased the spread of the air-born virus.