2020 Vision

Students take a legendary look into the New Year, 2020.


Jessica Stochel, Staff Writer

“See you next year!”

“See you next decade!”

“What’s the best resolution?”


In hindsight, these were probably not the most spectacular jokes we’ve ever heard, but we make the most of what we can to celebrate the New Year.

Ultimately, everyone has heard of these corny jokes during break. Everyone has seen the motivational posts on Instagram about how to view the future decade to come. And most importantly, everyone has worn those wonky 2020 glasses where the 2 is awkwardly on top of the two zeros. Who in their right mind thought that was a good idea?

But I digress. After all, my New Year’s resolution is to be less cynical. So let’s start it off by taking a glance at some of our peer’s new year’s resolutions. Planet Fitness, enjoy the wealth while it lasts.

But actually, since we’re all students, most of us have a different mindset. A lot of the people I interviewed listed getting better grades as one of their resolutions, or to at least study more and stop being addicted to their phones (Tik Tok users should take note).

Angela Eghor, grade 11, is one of those students who wished to “get better grades”. She also hoped to “volunteer more, make a lot of money”, and in relation to that also explained that her favorite part of the Holiday Season was, of course, “receiving money”.

Karenveer Panesar, grade 11, had the positive outlook I’ve been wishing for when he wished to “keep a positive attitude no matter what happens.” That’s certainly a good goal to try and work on overtime.

To bring it all together, Fizza Zaidi, a senior, resolved to “actually follow [her] resolutions.” Good luck is all I have to say to that.

On another note, while break is coming to an end, it also means the end to the major holidays. Many were able to visit family they haven’t seen in a while, or simply haven’t been able to prioritize with cramming for school. In reflection of the holidays, Alyssa Perez, grade 12, felt that her “favorite part of the holiday is visiting [her] sister who moved to Canada.” She likes watching Christmas movies and ice skating with her.

Karenveer Panesar also felt the same in that he got to “spend more time with [his] family and [wake] up at a normal time.” I’m sure many of us can relate to that. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep.

In the end, I hope everyone was able to make it through 2019 and grow as a person. Let’s hope for even more opportunities for growth this year. It’ll be different for everyone. Maybe a little difficult though if you don’t have 20/20 vision. Cheers, here’s to a year of love, laughter, and joy.