Undefeated, high schoolers head online for isolation proms
High school proms across the nation were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many well-known brands and celebrities are hosting virtual proms.
Teen Vogue will host a prom over Zoom on May 16, and they expect at least 5,000 high schoolers to attend. “Prom is definitely one of those bigger life moments when you’re growing up, even if you find it to be corny or not cool. It definitely still is something that’s a moment you look back on and remember,” said Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner.
Power of the needle: 4 women help UK docs needing scrubs
Four London women started “Scrub Hub” to make scrubs for local doctors after learning there was a shortage. The group has already produced more than 3,800 sets of scrubs, and the organization now has over 2,200 volunteers across the United Kingdom.
“The one little group spawned into many, many, many others, and it’s created a fantastic little community,’’ said organizer Annabel Maguire.
Mayor imposes curfew, then entertains fellow bored residents
In March, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami set a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. county-wide curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Shortly after, he began posting videos on his Facebook page. Kawakami said that the videos were made to “break the boredom together as a community.”
While some videos are meant to entertain — like the video of him performing popular TikTok dances — other videos share important information regarding the pandemic.
Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed ‘bellies and souls’
Baking has become a popular coping technique and hobby for many people stuck at home during the pandemic, and one Oregon resident decided to use her giant cinnamon rolls to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank. So far Whitney Rutz has raised over $35,000.
“If I didn’t have this to focus on … I don’t know the state I would be in right now emotionally,” Rutz said.