Gabbin’ with Gavin: Student/Staff Opinions and Topics

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By: Gavin Radford

 

 

During this pandemic, we have so much available time.  I have decided to interview several students about how they watch television. What I have come to know is that most people watch tv for around 2-4 hours a day and mostly during the weekdays. Most of the students interviewed watch television with their friends and family but few watch alone. With this conclusion, I concur that most people do not enjoy watching television alone. I honestly do not watch much television. I might watch one hour of television a day. With the quarantine and COVID-19, we still have students who watch television only a few hours a day.  What other things are students doing to spend their time?

From a school poll that was conducted, students are watching more drama based shows.  Of the students participating in the poll, 37.5% are watching dramas while sitcoms and reality shows were tied for second at 21.9%.

The Smoke Signal has decided to interview the Bismarck staff and student body about their television watching habits and this is what we found.

 

 

 

Senior Chloey Hardy

With whom do you usually watch television? – “Dillan Davis”
Who controls the remote at your house?- “Dillan Davis”
How many hours a day do you watch television?- “An hour at night”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “I pretty much like everything.”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend?- “The weekend”

Junior Devin Sutton

With whom do you usually watch television? – “My girlfriend”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “My girlfriend”
How many hours a day do you watch television? – “Maybe tops 8 hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “16 and pregnant”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “Weekdays”

Sophomore Misty Gamblin

With whom do you usually watch television? – “Chase Rider”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “Me”
How many hours a day do you watch television?- “Like two hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “Impractical Jokers”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “Weekdays”

Freshman Taelor Halter

With whom do you usually watch television? –  “My little sister”
Who controls the remote at your house? –  “My dad”
How many hours a day do you watch television? –  “About two hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “The Walking Dead”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “Weekends”

SRO Officer Lahay

With whom do you usually watch television? – “My dog”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “Me”
How many hours a day do you watch television? – “Varies from 1-3”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “CNN or liberal networks”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “Weekdays and evening time”

Junior Kaitlyn Smith

With whom do you usually watch television? – “Myself”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “Me”
How many hours a day do you watch television? – “Two hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “The Office”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “The Weekend”

Senior Jedadiah Gossett

With whom do you usually watch television? – “Kaitlyn Smith”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “Kaitlyn”
How many hours a day do you watch television? – “ Two hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “Dance Moms”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “The Weekends. I’m working during the weekdays.”

Sixth Grader Wyatt Pashea

With whom do you usually watch television? – “My mom and dad”
Who controls the remote at your house? – “My mom and dad”
How many hours a day do you watch television? – “About 2 hours”
What television show can you not stand to watch? – “I enjoy watching all shows.”
Do you watch television more on weekdays or the weekend? – “Both”