McNicholas should have some not-so-senior privileges

With the weather breaking records this spring, people are starting to go outside more, to enjoy the breeze and catch some rays. So why do students at McNicholas high school have to stay inside all day, including during their 48 minute lunch period? Most kids on a nice day want to eat outside, do their homework outside, or even throw a football around with some friends. But instead they are kept in the cafeteria, library, or gym. Generally, students finish their lunch within the first 20 minutes as the sun shines tauntingly through the windows.

Seniors have the privilege to eat lunch in the courtyard, which they take full advantage of.  Since seniors also have off-campus lunch every Monday, where they are allowed to go out to eat lunch, the rest of the students should be allowed to eat outside on Mondays.

A little fresh air and relaxation would improve a lot of attitudes throughout the day. Students would go to their 6th and 7th bell classes feeling refreshed and renewed.

Most students are enthusiastic about the notion of being able to go outside.

 “I want to be able to go outside at lunch. We wouldn’t have to eat out there, but just sit in the sun. As long as it wouldn’t make the seniors upset, since that is a senior privilege,” sophomore Sarah Collette said.

Some seniors aren’t that upset about it either.

 “I wouldn’t mind if the underclassmen came outside to sit and hangout, just after we eat lunch because I don’t want them to take the picnic tables that the seniors already use,”  senior Sydney Adams said.

McNicholas has a beautiful campus and nice landscaping that is a welcoming atmosphere to teens. All students deserve a little part of the day to go out and enjoy the nice weather, especially during the last two months of school.

About Anna Redington

Sophomore Anna Redington is a Journalism I student and staff reporter. She plays volleyball for McNicholas and is also involved in Student Council, Respect Life Club, the Spring Musical, and she is a Student Ambassador. Anna also really enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, and music.


2 thoughts on “McNicholas should have some not-so-senior privileges

  1. wait your turn

    Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2012, 10:42 am
  2. 😦

    Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2012, 10:14 am

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U.S. Representative and U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Brad Wenstrup presents WWII veteran Frank "Bud" Buschmeier with the French Legion of Honor Medal on Nov. 10 during McNicholas's Veterans Day assembly. Following the assembly, McNick hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast to thank veterans and active service-members for their service to the United States.

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