12 Days of Quarantine with the help of Washington College Athletics

By Lauren Zedlar

Elm Staff Writer

As students returned to campus, they were required to quarantine for two weeks before being allowed full access to campus facilities. 

During this initial quarantine period, WC’s Student Government Association hosted the “12 Days of Quarantine,” which consisted of 12 days filled with various activities for students to safely participate in. 

For several events, the SGA partnered with other clubs on campus. 

The activities began Wednesday, Jan. 20 with an Inauguration Watch Party hosted by WC Democrats, and also included an online Zoom workout hosted by WC’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Triano. 

The workout was designed to accommodate students in dorms or at home. There was no equipment or weights involved, only calisthenics and light cardio workouts. 

“Coach Triano came up with great circuit workouts that were challenging, but fun,” senior WC women’s volleyball captain Abby Hilty said. 

On the second day of quarantine, Jan. 21, WC’s E-Sports club hosted a two-hour virtual game night. The following day, Jan. 22, the Panhellenic Council hosted a virtual cooking show. This was designed to teach students tasty recipes for dorm treats. 

On the fourth and fifth day, Jan. 23 and 24, the SGA hosted a ‘Wild Goose Chase.’ For this event, rubber ducks were hidden all around campus for students to find and the winners received a prize. 

On Jan. 25, SGA partnered with WC’s Student Athletic Association Committee to host a one-hour virtual yoga session. The session was hosted by sophomore WC women’s field hockey player Jillian Brejnik.

“It was an honor to be able to teach a yoga class during this time, I had so much fun helping students de-stress and prepare for the upcoming semester,” Brejnik said. “There was a lot of good energy and a lot of positivity.” 

“The yoga session was really nice, I thought it was really cool to learn a new way to workout that didn’t involve running or lifting,” sophomore women’s volleyball player Courtney Maxwell. 

On the seventh day of quarantine, Jan. 26, WIGS hosted a virtual board game night. The event used Jackbox party packs, which is a game-making company for games that can be played over a zoom call. They include trivia games, writing games, and drawing games. 

On the eighth day, Jan. 27, SGA had planned double the events. The morning consisted of another home workout with Coach Triano and then a virtual movie night in the evening. 

“This workout was a bit more challenging than the first, but it was still a good time,” said freshman men’s lacrosse player Grant Thomas. “It’s important for people to still be able to stay active during this time and these sessions teach people how to.” 

For the ninth day of quarantine, Jan. 28, SGA Partnered with the Composting Club and hosted a zoom tutorial on composting. 

The final event extended over the last three days of quarantine from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. WC’s SGA hosted a door decorating competition. Gift cards were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

“There were many fun events throughout the week organized by other organizations. Hopefully there was something for everyone to enjoy while we were stuck in our homes or dorms,” senior field hockey player and president of WC’s SAAC Kailyn Brandt said. 

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