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Connection through cookies

Olivia Lauter
Students have started delivering notes and cookies to stay in touch with their friends during quarantine. These deliveries allow students to make use of their free time.

While social distancing, students have found a way to reach out to their peers. Students have started delivering cookies and notes to their friends as a form of reassurance and communication during quarantine.

“I know this is a rough time for everyone and I love using words to uplift people,” sophomore Khloe Litchenburg said. “And I have so much time on my hands now. I figured I may as well use it in a positive, encouraging way that’ll be good for me and the people receiving it.”

Students have found these deliveries as a way to get out of the house and see their friends while social distancing. 

“I wanted to deliver cookies and a letter because I just wanted to see my friends and talk with them even if we couldn’t get close to each other,” freshman Ava Bouldin said. ”My dad drove me to each one of my friends’ houses and we stayed there for about 20 minutes each to talk.” 

The U.S. has been social distancing since March 17 and students have been in isolation for over a month now without seeing their friends. 

“I love bringing happiness to others and I thought during this hard time everyone could use a smile,” freshman Sydney Legg said. ”Although it wasn’t much, I hope that it made people feel loved and important.”

With this new trend, students have been coming up with ideas of what to do with the free time on their hands. 

“It felt good to receive a letter and knowing that we can still be connected even if we don’t see each other every day.” freshman Bella Levin said. ”Getting a note delivered was really special because it felt good to know that someone took time out of their day to write me something, and it inspired me to do the same in return.” 

When the pandemic is over, students will be able to be with each other in person, but until then, the notes and cookies will keep them connected. Delivering these notes and cookies provide students with the closest thing to receiving that experience. 

“I hope the result will just be a sliver of joy,” Litchenburg said. ”It’s not much, but I was hoping to provide a smile even for just a little bit and hopefully some encouragement in this hard time. In the news all I see is negative things about this time and I was hoping to provide some hope because this will pass. It’s just a matter of time.”

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Margo Friloux
Margo Friloux, Section Editor
Entering her final year on staff, Margo is excited to work with her Co-Sports Editor and Leopard Life alum, Will Doig. This year is bittersweet to Friloux. She is ready to soak up the rest of her high school years in the newsroom. Out of the newsroom, Friloux is hoping it up, hanging out with friends, going to Braum's, watching “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Star Wars” and hanging out with her sisters. Friloux is an avid Harry Styles and Anakin Skywalker fan. She gets the chance to see her idol, Mr.Styles, in concert this year, and she is determined to make him fall in love with her. In school, Friloux is a part of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) class, NHS, LARK and basketball. Although she’s still shedding tears over the retirement of Parker and Lindsey, she and Doig are still carrying on the Leopard Life legacy. Live. Laugh. Love. TRL. 
Olivia Lauter
Olivia Lauter, Section Editor
Heading into her fourth and final year in TRL, senior Olivia Lauter could not be more thrilled to soak up every last minute of shooting sports, events and portraits for her favorite publication. Lauter has spent every day of her high school career with a camera around her neck, and you won’t catch her without it until graduation day. As well as being the photo editor for TRL, Lauter is a varsity cheerleader and involved in PALS and NHS. When she’s not on the sidelines with her camera or cheering on the Leopards, Lauter is with her friends, who she adores more than life itself. You will probably hear “last time, best time” and how “bittersweet” senior year is continually from Lauter this year, but she is just excited to spend one more year doing what she loves alongside the people she loves on TRL.

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