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Isolated by Coronavirus, Schoolkids Hold Graduation In Minecraft

March 17th 20__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Future Society
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Virtual Graduation

Since all Japanese schools are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, a creative group of elementary school graduates decided to have their graduation ceremony inside the videogame Minecraft, according to SoraNews24.

“We all decided to have a graduation ceremony together!” wrote the father of one of the kids on Twitter.

“They spent all day online together playing games and laughing,” he wrote in a follow up tweet. “I’m glad they all had fun.”

Blocks and Circumstance

The kids built an entire assembly hall, including a stage, seating and even a red carpet for receiving their virtual diplomas, GamesRadar reports.

“The kids are all right,” responded an endeared internet commentator.

According to SoraNews24, the graduation was entirely decided on by the students, not the teachers or faculty.

Review Bombing

Meanwhile in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, students decided to rebel instead during their quarantine. They collectively decided to bombard their remote learning app with one star reviews, causing it to be booted from the App Store.

In a response, the app, called Dingtalk begged for its life.

“Please don’t give me any more one-star ratings,” lyrics in an apology video read. “I was chosen for this job and there is not much I can do about it.”

READ MORE: Japanese students hold graduation ceremony in Minecraft amid school cancellation [SoraNews24]

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