COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise and in the meantime, forced people—including UPA students—to adapt to the new circumstances. Amongst the disorder, everyone more or less has started their own schedule and their own way of living. Students like junior Diego Garcia are adapting to this change.

10:00 a.m.

"Lately I've been waking up at 10," Garcia said. "I don't always get on online immediately. First I usually eat, and then I take take a shower or something, just to do something else before online school, just so the day doesn't get boring."

11:00 a.m.

Garcia likes to then hop on his computer and do work for his classes. His favorite spot to work is the kitchen table.
1:00 p.m. | To compensate for being in the house all day, Garcia enjoys spending time outside, whether it is playing volleyball or walking his dog, Estrella. Garcia is seen with his younger sister, eighth grader Paloma Garcia, playing volleyball in his cousin's backyard.

3:00 p.m.

"My family and I try to get out as much as possible," Garcia said. "We go to the stores with gloves and masks and walk the dog. We live near a college campus, so we usually walk around there. But things are different because you can't share sidewalks with anyone, like you were able to before."

6:00 p.m. | "Video games are better than just sitting on your phone and FaceTiming with friends because you're not just talking to each other," Garcia said. "But you are doing the same thing together."
"Online school is different when you first start," Garcia said. "But once you get the order of it down and the flow of it, and you learn what teachers use which online websites or programs, then it gets easier."
Reporting and design by Alyssa Garcia, Reporter. Photos courtesy of Diego Garcia (11) and Paloma Garcia (8).