Teens Make New Year’s Resolutions

Lexi Morgan, Reporter

2020 has been a year of chaos and corruption. The year started with beloved NBA player Kobe Bryant’s death, alongside his daughter Gianna. Australia had gone up in flames a few months prior to the new year, but it didn’t burn out until March of 2020. This was when the Coronavirus pandemic hit America after initially sprouting in China. These events mixed with murder hornets, celebrity deaths, the presidential election, and racial tension, 2020 started off the decade with plenty of issues.  

With events that will go down in the history books, people all over the world are looking forward to the new year. Hoping the change will bring goodwill, members of all generations are making resolutions to push them into January and get them through the next year. Things are no different at Arrowhead Union High School.

While some teenagers are itching to say goodbye to 2020, some feel hopeless that just because this year will end, doesn’t mean the next one will be better. 

Kaelyn Glassey, a senior at Arrowhead, says her resolution is “to wear my retainer.” 

Abby Damdeck, another senior, says her goal is “to be more positive and not complain so much.”

When the Coronavirus first reached the U.S. back in 2019, seniors in high school and college were forced to finish their last year of schooling online. People were praising them, wishing them luck, even apologizing for the sad end to their school career. They didn’t think the virus would last as long as it did, and now that the 2020 school year is in full swing, the hope of an in-person graduation ceremony for the now seniors doesn’t look promising.

The seniors at Arrowhead have made their individual resolutions, but most share one in common. Glassey says, “to walk across the stage with my classmates.”