The Outspoken Oppa

Fighting for a Unified Nation

Coronavirus and the Social Side Effects

Empty post-coronavirus subway in Shanghai in February 2020, Tony Perman

COVID-19 has changed life for everyone in a different way. It’s scary and confusing how quickly things have turned upside down for most. Maybe my family got lucky or we were just prepared thanks to my mom, but it’s really bad for some people. School shutting down, restaurants, places you like to visit, and friends. It’s like someone just pressed the off button.

We keep hearing these new terms like “social distancing” and “shelter in place.” The world is changing and it is a game of tug of war to see who will move first.

Aside from the bad, there is always a silver lining. Now, I can spend much more time with my family, even if it is confined to our house.

My school has just moved to online, a weak and lackluster attempt with too many drawbacks. My school is also thinking about discarding our second-semester grades entirely and only using the first, which would be unfortunate for juniors.

The news is now saying that our schools will likely be closed until next year. I don’t think I can do that. At first, it was fun missing school for a day, then you see how much you miss the interactions. Friends and updates about our school’s closure seem like the only things that are interesting right now — everything is just kind of hazy. The days seem like they go on forever and there is nothing to pass the time that used to be fun.

It’s like a situation you would see in a movie and just brush over it when watching. No, this is the reality we live in, and it keeps evolving.

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The founders of the Outspoken Oppa are also the founders of the La Cañada Charity. Every year on August 4th, we set up organized charities in Memorial park. We collect donations consisting of food, clothes, and toys. We believe in a world where every child has the opportunity to be lifted from poverty. Our mission is to provide the absolute necessities to the rising generation. We do that, by organizing charities annually across the city. We believe anyone has the capacity to revolutionize technology, pioneer science, and lead the nation. In 2018, we were able to collect 150 donations. In the 2019 charity, we obtained 1,200 donations meaning we had eight times more donations than the proceeding year. Our staff tripled over a year and we were able to reach a larger demographic. Join us in 2020 to help the homeless. Hope to see you then.

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