‘I Feel Like I’m Just Drowning’: Sophomore Year in a Pandemic
Photo: Kholood Eid
Susan Dominus, The New York Times Magazine
Before the pandemic, "Charles" would have described himself as someone on track for a scholarship down the road, maybe even at a college like Northwestern University. Then COVID-19 happened, and the one-time straight-A student was barely turning in any assignments.
COVID-19 has been a brutal blow for many high school students. In this photo documentary, several students from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, describe their personal challenges of living and learning during a pandemic—and how some determined teachers worked tirelessly to keep them from giving up.