Georgia Perello: My favorite show is The Office.
Beck: Whose idea was it to have the PowerPoint party? Beck: What is that?
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Lane top leftAmelia top rightCarly bottom leftand Georgia bottom right on a video call. Andrew: A big statewide band competition. We changed it up and made it our own.
Can you explain what that is? Lane would be the strategist of the group, coming up with plans on how to survive. Amelia: What was yours on? Beck: Has this experience of being isolated changed the way that you think about your friendships? Andrew: I think this helped us realize who our really good friends are and how important they are to us. Carly, Georgia, Reagan, Amelia on a picnic. We all picked a random topic—some topics were really goofy.
Amelia: How many slides was it? Walter Long: Mine was ranking the Disney princesses. This is something that we can control.
One thing I felt was nice about our PowerPoint party was, whenever I have an unstructured conversation with my friends these friendq, we just end up talking about quarantine and the coronavirus. Courtesy of Carly Bohlmann Audrey: I did mine on, if the apocalypse were to occur, what everyone in this group would be doing.
This is a lot more difficult and wilder than we ly thought it was. Lane: Our final band competition of the year got canceled. Beck: Can everybody introduce the title of your presentation, or the topic that you presented on?
I can still text [my friends], but not getting to see them in person has an impact. Beck: So I have something to confess to you guys, which is that I percent stole your idea. I presented some of their patterns, what their victim range was, and who the most likely suspect would be and why. Wash your hands. Having less of that time [together] is just so awful.
So I made a whole PowerPoint just summing up the show. It was a show that I really enjoyed; I wanted to tell people about it. Beck: How many songs were there? This is a way to come together, in a different way—teaching instead of just talking. Lane: The structure of going to school every day for seven hours and coming home—that kind of structure was something that I relied on for so long.
Carly: I was closer with some of the people in this group than I was with others [before being quarantined]. Walter: Quarantine is getting really boring.
I think a Zoom meeting can last up to 40 minutes and we had to restart it three times. For example, if we were hiding, Georgia would start doing this really high-pitched laugh that she does and compromise our spot. Beck: Who was the best one? For myself, she said that I would be very chill, but the second that we got into a conflict with someone else, I would pull out a ffrienda of weapons. I really depend on body language to help myself with conversations.
And the format that you all popularized here forces you to talk about other things. My friends and I also had a PowerPoint party this weekend. And all the concerts are canceled also.
I feel closer to Andrew now. Take care of yourself.
I need to know this. Audrey: Whenever you have a normal conversation about something, you can go in all these different directions.
But I never realized how much not going to school would affect me. And then everyone realized this is super serious and it needed to be treated that way. Amelia: My topic was some of the most notorious unsolved murders and who the most likely suspects would be.