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Can the Houseparty app help us stay sane in quarantine? I downloaded it to find out | Sanjna N Singh

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Houseparty got a lot of attention among the under-24 set when it first started back in 2016. Now it’s making a comeback Last week, my friends and I were squeezed into a booth at Heyn’s, an ice cream shop in Iowa City. While the coronavirus was on everyone’s mind – we were liberally spritzing from my home-made bottle of hand sanitizer - hardcore social distancing had not descended upon the town yet. As we ate our cups of butter brickle, I felt Aimee stiffen by my side. She pointed her chin at the door, her face a mask of distress. I followed her gaze to see a little boy wholeheartedly licking the doorknob. We watched in horrified fascination.
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