Opposing View Points: Courtyard During Lunch
October 2, 2018
We are now four weeks in to the new school year and after getting the swing of my new schedule it has still not really hit me that it’s senior year. Walking into this year I was very excited to get to experience the luxuries of being a senior. While getting to experience a bunch of “lasts” this year is going to be bittersweet, I was most excited about being in the front of the student section, getting to paint a parking spot, being a teacher’s aide and sitting in the senior courtyard.
The senior courtyard has been changed this year to be the junior-senior courtyard. Personally, I was not too happy about this change. The courtyard was one of the things I was looking forward to this year. I know that many other seniors had planned to sit in the courtyard, but now do not because it’s not only for seniors now or because there is simply no more space for who it should actually be for. Some juniors are happy about the change because now they feel included, but if this change were to happen next year when they are seniors, they would feel the same.
Of course, it’s not life or death if juniors are in the courtyard, but when it’s been the senior senior courtyard for so long this change can and has caused some disruption.
Junior opinion on courtyard
The courtyard has recently been opened for the juniors and the seniors to eat outside. In past years it was only for the seniors, but then it was barely being used. I think that’s why administration opened it up to the juniors as well.
Now that it is opened to upperclassmen it is in full use. I think this is because now that the juniors are able to do this new thing, we are all trying to do it. The seniors were barely using it before but now that the juniors are out there I think it makes them want to sit out there more so.
It was a good idea on behalf of administration to open it up to get the full use of the courtyard. I’m glad that I’m able to get some fresh air when it’s really necessary. It clears my head and helps me get through the day. It feels good to have the sun shining and to have a good time with friends.
The seniors just don’t want the juniors out there because now that it’s not only theirs, they want to use it. I bet if it was still only for seniors they wouldn’t utilize it as much.
All in all, I’m glad this happened because now we are all getting the full effect of the courtyard.