Guard Adapts to Conditions

Christian Movick, Layout and Design Editor

This year, there is no question that sports and other activities are different from what they have been in the past, with Coronavirus taking its toll on the nation. Despite this, it seems that overall, students are enjoying the ability to get out and do something rather than being cooped up in their homes for so long.
Pattonville’s Winter Guard member, freshman Dylan Fontana, described the activity as the following: “Winter guard is a competitive sport that includes dance, rifle, saber, and flag.”
Dylan described the schedule:”Sometimes we have camp days which are on weekends, but we usually rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.” These are different times than previous years, with Coronavirus being a factor in altering the schedule.
Dylan explained the precautions taken this season. “Since we already have to be six feet apart to move equipment and our bodies, we are not close (to spread anything); we do mask up, though.”
While Coronavirus is a concern to many, it is also essential for some to get out and do something with the proper precautions. Whether it is for exercise or simply not being able to stay at their homes for any longer, many would agree that they are glad Pattonville is providing the services they are in the midst of this pandemic.