FCDS Freshman Only High School Student Published in University Journal


Callum Forest ’24 was published in the Winter 2021 edition of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. Callum’s original article, “Renewed Views on Gaming During the Covid-19 Pandemic” (pages 52-27), discusses some potentially negative effects of video games (too much blue light, too much screen time, etc.), but also highlights positive effects that have emerged during the pandemic. 

Online gaming has allowed otherwise isolated individuals to connect and interact with friends safely as a way to promote social development and maintain a sense of normality, he wrote. “Gaming also has many individual and group benefits such as the development of problem-solving skills, serving as a source of entertainment, connecting socially during quarantine, alleviating anxiety and depression, serving as a distraction from contemporary struggles, evading loneliness, and enhancing mental health,” Callum concluded. “With these benefits, remaining safe at home during a global pandemic becomes a lot easier and more promising.”

Congratulations to Callum on this impressive achievement!
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