Say Goodbye To Senior Year


Lubanah Alayoubi, Editor

As the quarantine continues, people all around the state have come to terms with the fact that there may be no reopening of stores, restaurants, or work facilities. While many others are disappointed with the fact that summer may be canceled this year, the biggest tragedy is that the senior class of 2020 will never be able to live out their senior experiences.

On May 4th, Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. This means that seniors will not be able to say goodbye to their friends, teachers, or the bear cave, which have been like our family over the course of these four years. 

In addition, there is confusion regarding the cancellation of prom or its postponement. There will also be no Dorney park trip for the seniors to enjoy since amusement parks are closed until further notice. Another issue is that yearbooks may not be provided to the senior class since they may not be finished in time before the end of the school year. There may also be a cancellation of the yearbooks since we are no longer returning to school. 

But most importantly, there may be no graduation for the class of 2020. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, everyone is being urged to distance themselves from society as much as possible. If a graduation ceremony was to take place, then the students, staff, and crowd would have violated the state’s commands. That is why, for the safety of all individuals, I believe that we will not be having a graduation ceremony anytime soon. 

Perhaps there might be a resolution to the issue that will grant seniors the opportunity to say farewell to the bear family. Until then, we are wishing that coronavirus is taken care of so that we can proceed with our normal lives again.