Never stop exploring: letter from the editor


Photo / Christian Quinones

Victoria Gasca and the rest of The Explorer staff encourage the Coronado community to make the most of this time. (This photo was taken prior to the closure of the Coronado campus.)

In the next few days, we will be releasing the stories that we intended to publish in our print issue the week after spring break. The theme binding them all together is “never stop exploring,” an idea we feel resonates particularly during this moment. Here is the letter written (post-school closure) to accompany the stories:

When I began working on this print issue, the world was a very different place than it is now. Coronado and other US schools held classes on campuses, extracurriculars were still physically meeting, “non-essential” businesses were open, some seniors had courtesies in the nurses’ office, and spring sports were in full swing. Now, online instruction has replaced the traditional classroom, social distancing mandates by the governor prohibit clubs from meeting in person, many workplaces are closed, and spring athletes have had their seasons cut short. This is a time unlike anything we have experienced before.

But because the world has changed so much, now is also a time of opportunity. Keep doing your schoolwork. Think about your plans for the future. Meet for clubs virtually. Read a book or listen to an audiobook. Start running or doing yoga. Have a movie marathon. Play video games. Call someone with whom you have not spoken in a while. Bake a cake from scratch. Reorganize your room. Learn sign language. Take a virtual museum tour. Listen to songs you have not heard in years. Journal every day. The possibilities go on and on.

Just because we are inside our homes does not mean that our potential is limited. If there is one thing that I have learned about Coronado, it is that we are resilient beyond belief. So, T-Birds, stay safe and never stop exploring!