Let’s Hear it for the Kids!


Senior Ruth Evilsizer stands outside in front of a rainbow with arms wide open for everything in store after quarantine.

Just as Deniece Williams says in her hit song “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” let’s give ’em kids a hand as we praise children in various neighborhoods for planting a trend that will take quarantine to the next step.

More recently, parents have been posting rainbow illustrations their kids have drawn on the front windows of their house.

This activity keeps children busy as they are safe inside, and occupies them with a fun and creative project.

As much as this craft is amusing, it is also just what others need to see at a time like this.

Due to COVID-19, people across the world are being required to stay inside as much as possible. An exception to this would be essential workers (doctors, first responders, grocers, etcetera) and exercise, such as walking the dog.

With restricted time outdoors, going on a walk may turn into a stressful activity very fast. Luckily, lots of children seem to be aware of this and have everyone’s back.

Simply by adding small touches of color to every body’s lives, it can instantly bring a smile to someone’s face.

Senior Gabriella Robinson’s proudly hung her rainbow up on her wall for her to see every day.

Sometimes, actions speak louder than words.

It is very saddening that not many people can reach out to one another during this pandemic. However ironic, people need people more now than they ever have.

Senior Gabi Robinson said, “With this quarantine taking place, I have felt very isolated yet inspired.”

Luckily for some, painting a couple rainbows adds to the list of things to do while at home.

Moreover, this is even one more way to bring everyone together, while also standing six feet apart.

El Paso County is not the only place sharing their beautiful spirit through rainbows.

Senior at Rock Canyon High School Elizabeth Olsen also has a rainbow at her own house.

“I feel like I am losing my mind, but pretty healthy. I am feeling stressed because of the unknown. If I saw a rainbow in the window, it makes me think of God’s promise, and I just know everything will be okay,” said Olsen.

Not only is this something that is happening in Colorado, but taping rainbows to windows originated in Italy, and then carried over to the United States, Canada, Spain, and the United Kingdom, according to The Sun.

Along with a great way to bring light and sunshine to everything, there was a quote Italy used to tie it all together, which was, “andra tutto benne”, which translates to mean “everything will be alright.”

Based on the responses from people who have hung their own rainbows up, this quote definitely holds true, as rainbows show a sign of promise.

“I think more people should participate in this, because who does not want to smile?” asked Olsen.

The endless drawings and paintings make for a much more interesting and joyful walk during the day; they remain an interesting topic and something to look forward to when one is getting essential exercise.

“I think more people should do it. I think this is a good thing in order to bring more people together. I also believe there are no negative sides to this new trend going around,” said Robinson.

It is very important people are staying inside as much as possible, but also reasonable to need to go for a jog, or walk the dogs, or just get fresh air.

Luckily, those rainbows are one little thing that can help get everyone through this.

Furthermore, they are so easy to make, and are a great way to kill time around the house.