Months after their senior year in high school did a 180 degree turn from what they envisioned nearly a year ago for senior year rites, a group of students from Arlington launched the Gen Z Diaries: Senior Edition. Gen Z Diaries: Senior Edition describes themselves as “the Real World (from MTV), but in the 21st century, with social media, at the height of a global pandemic, amid unrest as a result of racial injustice.”
Gen ZDiaries: Senior Edition team has taken control of their narrative in a new normal by working and planning over the last few months to document their senior year through video vlogs, a socially distanced homecoming game show, and ongoing filming.
“I never in a million years thought this is where I would be for my senior year. It’s a very unfortunate turn of events that took the world by storm overnight it seems. I know it’s especially hard on the class of 2021 as this is our last year of high school,” said Bobby Holman, a senior at Wakefield High School.
Holman went on to say that “not being able to have the full senior experience is disheartening but we will make it through together. GenZ Diaries: Senior Edition was created to document our time as seniors in the pandemic as we get through the last and most memorable year of our high school career. We want to be able to make the best out of a bad situation as possible. Our goal is for our peers and more to be able to connect as a whole as we all are getting through these trying times.”
The Gen Z Diaries: Senior Edition has partnered with Arlington Independent Media (AIM) and episodes will air on Wednesdays at 4 PM and 10 PM and Saturdays at 10 AM. Episodes began airing on October 21. The Gen Z Diaries: Senior Edition can be found on Instagram and TikTok at genz.diaries, on Twitter @genzdiaries, and YouTube at GenZDiaries Senior Edition.