By Nick Sestanovich
Senior year is what every high schooler looks forward to. It marks the end of a significant chapter in their lives and the start of a new one, all while having more freedoms than they did in previous years and enjoying activities like prom, class trips and graduation.
However, the global coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to this year’s seniors. Due to statewide stay-at-home orders, many school districts have shifted to a model where students learn from home. While Dixon Unified School District students had been scheduled to return May 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that schools would be physically closed for the remainder of the academic year. Moreover, the status of prom and graduation ceremonies remain uncertain due to the prohibition of large gatherings.