Wednesday schedules switch to earlier time

New timing allows for earlier practices, community bonding

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Olivia Rounsaville

Senior Lilian Levy offers a prayer in today’s chapel on COVID-19, rebirth and Holy Week. Chapel began at 1:50 according to the newly modified schedule.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE Community programs, which include chapel and advisory, have been moved to an earlier time to adapt to changes in COVID-19, student life.

“The Wednesday schedule shift was based on feedback that we were getting from community members,” Community Life Chair Paul Pryor Lorentz said. “It just seemed like the better choice of scheduling.” 

Students have the option to Zoom in from their second period classrooms for chapel, which begins at 1:50 p.m., and advisory, which begins at 2:15 p.m. Junior college counseling begins at 2:30, directly after advisory. 

“Although our chapel and community programming remains virtual, gathering as a school on Zoom serves as a reminder of the supportive, hard working community that we have at Convent & Stuart Hall,” junior Clemintine Mohun said. “It allows time for students to reflect and unwind at a time when many individuals find themselves feeling overwhelmed academically.”

As more students return to athletics, the updated schedule allows for practices to start and finish earlier. 

“I really like the schedule change because it’s really nice to begin those sports as soon as possible,” sophomore Julia Kearney, who runs track and field, said. “I also enjoy joining chapel immediately after class because it gives chapel more of a community feeling and ambiance, which was something we somewhat lost over quarantine.”

Students joining chapel together in-person fosters a greater sense of community and was a factor in the decision to change the schedule, according to Lorentz.

“It’s not the same as it was pre-COVID-19,” Lorentz said. “But, gathered in the classroom, students get to experience some of what that was like.”

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