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“I miss my friends.” Students share thoughts and advice on Covid-19 | Inside Woodlawn Ep. 7

KGW reporter Cristin Severance checked in with six students from Woodlawn Elementary School to talk about how life has changed during the coronavirus pandemic.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kids have a way of putting everything into perspective.

KGW reporter Cristin Severance recently checked in with six students from Woodlawn Elementary School to talk about how life has changed during the coronavirus pandemic and what they miss most about being at school.

Cameron, Olivia, Rashad, Archer, Clover and Melody miss their friends, teachers and being in a real classroom. They shared their fears about getting the virus and how they think we will all get through this global pandemic.

We’ve been following these students and others all year as part of our project “Inside Woodlawn.” Severance, along with photojournalists Gene Cotton and Kurt Austin, were granted remarkable access to spend the 2019-2020 school year chronicling life inside the Northeast Portland elementary school.

We’ve tackled gentrification, deportation and now how the school is handling the coronavirus crisis.

Please continue to follow along as we go Inside Woodlawn. 

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