Students seek activities to pass time at home

Junior Sonel Cutler always has bad luck when making cakes. But now that she is stuck in quarantine, she has all the time in the world to improve her baking skills.

“I really like how the cake that I made for my mom’s birthday turned out. I [even] made a TikTok while I baked so it’s really fun to be able to look back at,” Cutler said. 

Apart from baking, Cutler introduced her family to theme dinners where they could all come dressed as their favorite character from a certain show or movie. 

“My whole family binge-watched [Tiger King] over two days and we couldn’t stop talking about it, so we each came to dinner one night as a different Tiger King character and it was hilarious,” Cutler said.

Juniors Kendall Hymes and Nathalie Almeda have been spending a lot of their quarantine nights watching movies together by synchronizing their start times and talking about it over Snapchat. 

Hymes said they started this to watch all of the movies Timothée Chalamet starred in, but after binging all his movies, they decided to keep going and alternate choosing movies to watch each night. 

“I think we started at the end of March or the beginning of April, so we have watched [about] 30 movies,” Hymes said. 

Almeda said though watching movies is fun on its own, sharing it with someone else makes it so much better. 

“Sometimes you watch a really good movie and wanna talk about it, but if no one has seen the movie you can’t really do that,” Almeda said. “Even if the movie is not good, we still get a good laugh out of it.”

Hymes said these movie nights aren’t only a great way to have fun during quarantine, but also made her and Almeda a lot closer. 

“She is probably one of the people I consistently have talked to during this time,” Hymes said.