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Guest opinion: What we've lost in the pandemic, and what we'll (hopefully) gain

Original post made on May 31, 2020

In an op-ed, Hillview Middle School student Arhaan Gupta-Rastogi reflects on what we've lost in the coronavirus pandemic and what positive developments could come out of it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 31, 2020, 8:16 AM

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Posted by Sumant Gupta
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2020 at 7:20 pm

Very well Written Arhaan. Like you said, while a lot seems to have been taken away, and there is a new way of living just around the corner, there are lots of positives waiting to be explored so lets embrace the positives and keep helping the vulnerable.


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Posted by MPCSD Superintendent
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Well said Arhaan. It is out of challenge the the human spirit and creativity is most resilient and impactful. We will get through this and we will come out stronger. We are proud of you and all the amazing MPCSD students who are exhibiting such flexibility, understanding, compassion, and resilience during this time. Thank you for sharing your words!


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Posted by K Gifford
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2020 at 1:24 pm

An impressively thoughtful piece. We older adults can take heart from the level-headedness and wisdom of someone in the rising generation.


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Posted by Bhavin Merchant
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Well written Arhaan - way to keep it positive in a sea of worrying facts. Keep up the positivity!


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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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Posted by Ritu Bahal
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm

Well done Arhaan - really well written! A nice balanced view.


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Posted by SG
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm

Very mature article. Excellent articulation of all the benefits and pain.


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Posted by Susan Bird
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

What a beautiful writer. Very positive and realistic.


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Posted by Kristin Stecher
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:33 pm

I'm impressed that someone your age would have such perspective and clarity during this time. I love that you are perspective-taking and thinking of your grandparents and kids across the country as you shelter in place. I can't imagine how hard this time must be for your generation. We have handed you a whole host of problems but if you tackle them with this clarity and kindness I'm sure you will find solutions. Keep up the great writing. The kids are alright.


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