Humans of Appleton North: Daria Van De Loo

Nora Ptacek, Editor-in-chief

Daria Van De Loo is a senior at Appleton East but a member of the North community in a unique way. She is a distance learning student who calls into North every day for AP Comparative Government and Politics. Here she shares her experience with distance learning and her perception of Appleton North.

“I think it’s great that we get the opportunity to take a class that normally doesn’t run. It’s a little weird sometimes, there’s that communication gap. It’s not like you’re in a normal classroom setting. You can’t always hear what everyone says. With our class periods at different times, it’s a little weird. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re not part of the class.”

What do you think about the student culture here at North?

“It’s definitely different than at East. For one, you have windows in your classroom. There’s more of a… I don’t want to say hoidy toidy… You can tell some of the people are richer than some of the people at East. It’s not a bad thing. North just has a vibe. I can feel it whenever I walk into the building.”