Despite being stuck in quarantine and having all the free time in the world, there are still ways to be occupied to pass by the time.
Here is how some students have cured their boredom.
Ruth Gonzalez, marine biology freshman, said, “I deal with boredom by staying on my phone. I usually tend to just scroll through social media or play games. Eventually, I’ll get bored of being on my phone, so then I’ll draw or paint. After that, I usually go outside and make some tiktoks with my siblings.”
Maliki Pope, business administration freshman said, “When I don’t have anything to do, I usually play my favorite video games such as Destiny 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Farming Simulator 19. I also like listening to my favorite artists such as NAV, Pop Smoke, and Cody Jinks. I’ve also read some really good books such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Creativity Inc., and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
JC Fuentes, communication senior, passes by the time by playing his favorite video games. “I like to play Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty.”
He also enjoys binging Netflix movies. “I just finished the show Breaking Bad and just started its spin-off show, Better Call Saul. On My Block and Gentified are pretty good as well,” said Fuentes.
Payton Bayless, communication sophomore, said, “This quarantine has really tested me and my boredom, but I am trying new things everyday, so it’s not too bad. So far, I have been getting used to programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premier Pro. I have also been applying for internships and signing up for free classes on the Adobe programs.”
Phillip Jones, business management, junior said, “Typically, if I find myself bored, then I’ll just hop on Call of Duty and proceed to put in 13 consecutive hours of game play.”
“Also, I’ve tried something that I’ve never done before, which was actually doing my homework. In the end, it worked out, but it wasn’t very fun,” said Jones.
Keyshawn Wyatt, business junior, takes on a different approach when bored.
“I try to stay busy to avoid having nothing to do, by either working out or reading the Bible. My favorite book of the Bible is John, because it tells me who Jesus is,” said Wyatt.
Braden Calvin, psychology junior, said, “To deal with boredom, I generally take my dog Biscuit on walks or go shoot some hoops at the courts in my hometown.”
Emilio Monsivais, secondary education junior, said “The way I deal with boredom is by going to the field and tossing the football around with my dad, playing PlayStation, and fishing. I love being outside. There is a lot more time on people’s hands right now, more than they’re accustomed to, and you have two choices with that. You can either sit around and do nothing, or you can be productive. For me personally, I can’t just sit in the house for more than a couple hours at a time, so I keep myself busy and stay working.”
Shelby Tate, marine biology and chemistry sophomore, said, “I enjoy reading to cure my boredom. I just got done reading IT by Stephen King, and I just started reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I also like to play classical songs on the guitar and go on family walks.”
Mallory Graves reported on this story from her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.