A fresh look at SMART Block
BY RYLAN PUCKETT ON OCTOBER 18, 2013
“Move out of the way freshmen, thanks for ruining Smart Block for us.” I’m sure almost every freshman has heard this from one or more seniors since convocation, and I’m also sure we are sick of hearing it. Many seniors think that it is only freshmen who got Smart Block taken, but they are wrong. I saw with my own two eyes seniors wandering the halls during Smart Block, and all they seemed to be doing was walking aimlessly, hugging different friends, and just generally wasting their time. Also right after convocation, seniors were leaving campus even when they were not supposed to. The only thing that freshmen did wrong was stay in the hall for a few extra minutes because they did not know where to go. To fix that problem the students should be be given a map of the school, as well as be forced to make a concrete plan of where they intend to go during Smart Block, and about the fights; a particular teacher I spoke with claims that the upperclassmen were responsible, not the freshman. Almost all of the freshmen liked Smart Block, including myself. During the two days we had Smart Block, I went to two academic sessions and got to spend time with my friends. Ever since we lost Smart Block, my friends and I have been cramming for tests. If not having Smart Block makes it harder for us to study ,why would we want to ruin it? Smart Block helped us prepare for class, make up work, do projects, hang out, and allowed us to get help in a subject we were struggling with. Smart Block was good for everyone at this school, and if we do get it back I know I’ll be doing my part to keep it going as long as possible.