The Final Countdown: Struggles with Post Grad


Photos Taken By: Aaron Valdez


As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to halt the high school experience we knew just a year ago, students are already feeling the short and long term effects of the lost time. 

“I really took advantage of being at home and started off my year pretty bad,” said Senior Kayla Suh. 

“It went to a point where my procrastination became worse, and I didn’t do any of the work that I was supposed to do.”

Students have been experiencing much procrastination as a result of remote learning this school year.

“Covid has taken a toll on my motivation to do work,” said Senior Kwaku Amankwaa.

However, this isn’t the only obstacle students are facing this year. 

“I feel like we are reviewing less material to compensate for shortened classes,’ said Amankwaa. 

“I get less support from teachers now that they have to deal with remote learning and in-person lessons.”

Not only has the pandemic impacted academic support, but postgraduate support has also become increasingly difficult for students to access.

“To be honest, I don’t even know what my graduation requirements are,” said Junior Aneesah Alsaffar.

 “I’m pretty familiar with the college application process, but I don’t truly know how to take advantage of scholarships.”

Some students feel that postgraduate support at Grandview was exasperated even before the pandemic.

“I never really got support from Grandview to be quite honest,” said Suh.

“Just because I am the first person in my family to attend a University, it was a bit of a struggle for me to fill out my applications; I got some help and support from my peers though.” 

“The whole process of applying to colleges is lacking,” Suh also added. 

“Like yes the counselors are there, but they don’t do anything to really help the students applying.” 

Overall, upperclass students are facing a very unique and difficult challenge as they are forced to wrap up high school during this pandemic with limited help.

“I feel like we have been set back from the class of 2019,” said Alsaffar.