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For pandemic-era high school students, the thrill is gone: ‘They took away all of the joy, and left us with nothing but homework’

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But it hasn’t been all bad. One of Hogg’s teammates, Yalari Trice, a 17-year-old junior, has compensated for the lack of live spectators by setting up her teddy bears behind her camera (“I just make my own audience,” she said). Another, Ashanti Matthews, 18, has found that speech competitions conducted over the internet have helped her streamline the demands of senior year.

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