The Week (US)

Transition season: Snapshots from America’s reopening


butterfly-inducing for others. Jessica Kubinec has been back in her small office and noticed “a distinctly stale smell.” Emmett Shoemaker has been back to his and can’t shake the memory of what he found in a desk drawer months earlier: a perfect-looking apple that hadn’t moved since March and had liquefied inside. Shoemaker, a university administra­tor, called it “surreal” to sit at his desk again: “I immediatel­y felt as if I was there a week ago.” checks. Otherwise, the 175 attendees enjoyed the full prom experience. “The first hour, no one was dancing,” said Principal David Blakney. “But an hour in, they started dancing and getting pictures taken. It really did feel like a normal high school dance.”

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