Lunch-Time Problems

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Lunch-Time Problems

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Is thirty minutes enough? That’s been a question to ponder since 2015, as we all arrived on campus to find that the hour-long lunch period we had hoped for had been axed. Instead we found two, 30-minute periods that were split and decided by 4th period teacher. So is this fair?

To most of the student body, they honestly don’t know any better. They went through their whole high school experience knowing only the split lunch system, perhaps maybe having heard whispers of the prior arrangement. But for those of us with older siblings (or those who are super-seniors), we know all too well about the tragic end of hour-long lunch.

For some background knowledge, although it won’t be explicitly said by any staff member hour-long lunch, or STAT, was ended by one thing. Fights. Mainly one, rather infamous fight that was caused by relationship drama, but that’s besides the point. What I’m getting at here is this, because of something that someone else did, we receive the punishment. No one who is currently attending Prairie has experienced STAT for themselves due to the actions of former PHS students.

To me, I see this as a major flaw. Schools are meant to teach kids how to be contributing citizens to society, and what we’re teaching them is that you will be punished for someone else’s actions without any kind of attributing action. So what can we do? The answer is quite honestly nothing, except learn from the mistake and continue creating what is now known as “Prairiedise”.

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