COVID-19, Education

Column: Back to school is not back to ‘normal’


In August it is nearly impossible to ignore the upcoming school year. Every store has mountains of brightly colored mechanical pencils and backpacks with every cartoon character imaginable that seem to shout, “BACK TO SCHOOL,” but the past 16 months have taught us that the traditional “going back to school” is not as reliable as the huge advertisements that convince kids that they need a whole new wardrobe every time September rolls around. 

I have always been a student who loved school. While summer is wonderful and I love to swim . . .