SLHS Students react to the sudden resurgence of sickness


Maria Puga-Trevino

Students distances from their sick friend.

Maria Puga-Trevino, Staff Writer

Turning everywhere and hearing the obnoxious sounds coming from the mouths and noses of peers is the sign of the flu season! This fall many students and staff members have been affected by all sorts of viruses. Some include the infamous COVID, as well as streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), and the common cold.

Miranda Strong, a junior and fellow tissue blower, shares, “For the past two days I have felt really sick; my nose is stuffy and my throat is scratchy. I’ve heard some of my peers tell their horror stories about their colds thus far. People are dropping like flies! Pretty soon, if we’re all not careful, most of our student body and staff could be affected by the viruses. However, I believe, if I follow all of the health precautions correctly, I can get rid of this cold and keep it away!” 

Evelynn Guiterrez, a junior at St.Louis high school stated, “Recently, I have been very sick with the cold. If I can remember, I started feeling sick a few days after the first game I cheered at. For the rest of the weekend, I was in my room sick as a dog! However, the past few days I have felt a lot better.” Guiterrez also said that if she uses proper health precautions, she can help better prevent herself from getting sick again.

Mikayla Haag, a junior at St. Louis high school, states, “Thankfully, I haven’t gotten sick yet. Although, it will not stop me from taking health precautions very seriously. I have also heard that entire teams are getting sick as well, which is concerning. Hopefully this fiasco will be over soon.”

Hopefully, the huge spike in health issues will come to a forever-occurring hault for the remainder of the season!