Conduct in hallways needs discipline

By Sam Groves and Branden Swartz | Opinion Editor and News Editor

The halls. A battleground for students, teachers and administrators. All sides are guilty on this field. Students gather in clots, cutting off vital arteries that lead directly into classrooms, teachers fail to break up those groups, and administrators act much like students: careless, and in the way.

These halls are in need of regulation. It’s simple, really, to treat the halls like roadways. With a careful and clear guideline, students, teachers and administrators can make the halls a better place for everyone.

First and foremost, don’t stop moving. The halls are not your meeting place, they’re the vital arteries that lead around the school. When students stop, they’re no better than a blood clot blocking off a vein. Stop moving, and you’re helping to kill education.

Second, walk on the right. The halls are like roads, so students should walk as though they are moving in lanes. Every action should be carefully chosen, and every movement swift and precise. Sudden stops kill the halls.

Next, open doors slowly and cautiously. Many a time a person has been battered by a door opened carelessly. Be courteous, watch for others. You are not the only person in the halls. There are others, and to them, you’re nothing. So treat them with respect.

If you’re going to clot into a group, make sure that you actually move. Because if you don’t move, then you’re stagnating education. And if you’re stagnating education, you hate America.

Finally, a rule of thumb: appropriate behavior when walking in the hallways is the opposite of appropriate behavior when encountering a bear in the woods. Don’t make your group too big, don’t talk too loudly, and don’t stand perfectly still.

Remember these rules, and the halls will be a better place for everyone.

Categories: Opinion

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