The Charger Bulletin

Day 14/14: The finale

Day 14/14: The finale

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2020

It is the final day. The culmination of two weeks of isolation comes together during the final 24 hours. It is met with nothing but a boring day and rising anxiety around the desire to get out; life outside the containment is so close. I can look back upon these 14 days and be met with a mix of...

Day 13/14: So, so close

Day 13/14: So, so close

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2020

Finally, the penultimate day has arrived, bringing with it one of the final two full days within the quarantine. With under 48 hours to go until we are able to leave, the excitement continues to build. The day is just like any other: boring. I wake up in the morning, taking the time to shower and...

Day 12/14: Importance of positivity

Day 12/14: Importance of positivity

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2020

We are now deep within the final stretch of this 14-day quarantine, as the twelfth day brings renewed energy and excitement towards the end. Something that has stood out to me throughout these 12 days is that I have been able to remain weirdly positive. Every day that goes by hasn’t drained my...

Day 11/14: The value of being alone

Day 11/14: The value of being alone

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

Day 11 welcomes a distinct feeling of anxiety towards finally leaving. Tuesday is the final day, and it is just barely over the horizon. I think that there is some level of importance in quarantine, beyond the goal of limiting the spread of the virus. There is something spiritual about it, a source...

Day 10/14: Food for thought

Day 10/14: Food for thought

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2020

The 10th day of quarantine marks the beginning of the end; this is the final stretch as the end of the 14 days approaches. I have reached the point where I am no longer shedding the virus (according to doctors) cannot spread it. I also believe that I haven’t personally infected anyone else, which...

Day 9/14: The end (of quarantine) is near

Day 9/14: The end (of quarantine) is near

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2020

As day nine comes and goes, there is a growing feeling of excitement as the days begin to wind down. The thought of everything going back to normal is weird, especially when everything that happens in a given day appears to be the new norm. The days are not special in any way now. They still consist...

Day 8/14: Time to move around

Day 8/14: Time to move around

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

Day eight marks more improvements in symptoms, ultimately to the point where they are nearly gone. As I’ve improved, the need to move around and reactivate my body becomes even more of a priority. When the country went into shutdown back in March, many people tried to become creative when it came...

Day 7/14: The shouting silences

Day 7/14: The shouting silences

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

The seventh day marks the halfway point of this journey. It is tough to believe that it has already been a week since I shut my door to everyone on the outside, but here we are. What has begun to stand out to me is the heft of silence. When all you are really surrounded by is silence, it takes on...

Day 6/14: Finding routines

Day 6/14: Finding routines

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2020

Day six is my first with an entire house floor to myself. It is weird; even with the opportunity to expand my range beyond just my room, I find that I continue to stay in my friendly confines. I wake up knowing that there isn’t anyone in the house that I have to worry about infecting, but it doesn’t...

Day 5/14: New freedoms

Day 5/14: New freedoms

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2020

Day five doesn’t start out by bringing any more excitement, with even fewer responsibilities to do. With no homework on my slate for the entire day, I am left to fill the time with absolutely nothing. Symptoms continue to progress and improve slowly every day, reaching the point that a majority...

Day 4/14: Time flies when you’re having… “fun”

Day 4/14: Time flies when you’re having… “fun”

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2020

Day four was when the lockdown became a war of attrition. The initial shock phase of testing positive gradually wears away, as the dull nature of the situation becomes even more apparent. Of all days for this to wear off, it was of course a Friday. For me, I have no real responsibilities outside...

Day 3/14: The test results

Day 3/14: The test results

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2020

Day three begins like the others; wake up and lay in bed, spacing out while looking at the blank wall ahead. Mentally, I have to take note of the symptoms and get readings on different vitals to note how I am feeling; I get to venture outside the bubble today. At 9:30 a.m. I have to drive myself...

Day 2/14: Boredom in waiting

Day 2/14: Boredom in waiting

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2020

On the morning of day two, I woke up with some different symptoms than I had the night before. The sudden shifts of the COVID symptoms are surprising, and what makes this virus so worrying. Locked in my own room, there is only so much to be able to look at when one wakes up. The body aches are most...

Day 1 of 14: Life in a lockdown

Day 1 of 14: Life in a lockdown

Tyler Wells, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2020

When Tuesday morning began, we were prepared to go to practice and class later in the day. By the time the sun set, we became barred from leaving our secure locations in hopes to trap a threat that cannot be seen. My name is Tyler Wells, and I am writing from the confines of my house off-campus where...

The Student News Source of the University of New Haven
Life in 14-Day Quarantine