Reuniting with friends, a long commute and loss: One Chicago teen’s tale of returning to school full time

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Reina Torres stands in front of Curie High School on Chicago's Southwest Side. She returned this fall as a junior after spending her entire sophomore year online. Adriana Cardona-Maguigad / WBEZ
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Reina Torres stands in front of Curie High School on Chicago's Southwest Side. She returned this fall as a junior after spending her entire sophomore year online. Adriana Cardona-Maguigad / WBEZ

Reuniting with friends, a long commute and loss: One Chicago teen’s tale of returning to school full time

This fall, WBEZ education reporters are checking in with students and educators to see how in-person learning is going as the pandemic continues.

In this installment, WBEZ’s Adriana Cardona Maguigad talked to Reina Torres, a junior at Curie High School, a Chicago public school on the Southwest Side.

Reina learned remotely all last year. Adriana talked to Reina about the best part about finally being back in school full time and how she was coping with the recent loss of a friend to gun violence.

Press listen above to hear the interview.