By Colin Condon ‘20

In the wake of these troubling times, high school seniors, who are supposed to be at the top of the totem pole, feel at the bottom again.

It seems as though seniors have played their last game of their sport, had their last school dance, went to their last class, and will not have an in-person graduation.

As these seniors have had all of their “lasts” come early, they are faced with the challenge of choosing what school to go to next year. What is challenging about this, is that every school in the country has closed their school — and visiting days.

How are students supposed to fall in love with their future school over an online tour?

It just doesn’t make sense.

Everyone is suffering from the Coronavirus, but it feels as if high school seniors have to make an impulse decision on their future. Students on an athletic scholarship somewhere have it easy, but those that were not recruited and were looking to make the most of their senior season have had it ripped away from their hands.

Matt Doligale, a senior said, “I was really looking forward to spring break because I was going to go on visits to my top three schools. But now, I have no clue what the future holds for my education.”

Hardworking students like Doligale are really feeling the effects of this virus without even getting sick. It seems as if the entire world has been put on hold due to something nobody can control.

Whatever college a Brother Rice Crusader goes to, he will succeed. But most students aren’t as lucky to have gone to a school like Brother Rice where students are set up to succeed without even knowing it.