Local High School Student Audio Diary: ‘I Want Things To Be Boring’

Oct 10, 2020

Washoe County Schools have had to switch to remote learning for all students for more than 10 days this semester due to poor air quality from fires in California. For many local high school students, including Avery Thunder, it's led to a sense of uncertainty. She shares her feelings in an audio diary for KUNR's Youth Media program.

It's just so annoying having these back and forwards all the time, where you're just not really sure if you're going to go to school that day. Everything is just so unexpected, and right now there's like no constants in life at all. I feel like everything's just constantly changing.

Back when we weren't going to school at all, it was at least like this feeling of, “Yeah, I know I'm not going to school, and like, that's weird, but at least I know that I'm not doing it,” but now it's like, some days I go, some days I don't, some nights I think I'm going to school tomorrow, and then I wake up the next morning and I'm not.

It's just so complicated because it feels like every single day something new and unexpected happens. I want things to be boring almost for a little bit. I just want things to calm down and stop feeling like I constantly have to be on alert, and have to be flexible, and ready for all these different changes all the time.

KUNR's Youth Media program is a special partnership with the Washoe County School District to train the next generation of journalists.