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Emerson Should Implement Open Campus Lunch

Emerson Should Implement Open Campus Lunch

The bell rings at eleven o-clock, it is the activity period. You walk out of class towards the media center, teachers yelling, students talking, distractions on distractions. You leave the room and have nothing to do and are bored out of your mind. 

The hour of lunch and activity period is a time for students to take a break. Activity period is supposed to be used for homework and meeting with teachers for extra help. But most students do not use this time efficiently and usually are walking the halls or sitting around chatting. Rather than be crammed into a loud cafeteria or sit on cold hallway floors, sophomores and juniors should be permitted to leave school for the hour. 

Freedom to the students to leave the building would have a positive outcome. With less students in the school during the break there might be less problems and commotion in the media center or other rooms inside the school. Students, talk loudly, and do other actions that may disturb students trying to work in classrooms and the edia center. By letting students leave the building it will give students the peace and quiet they may want. If there is still a problem it gives the students the freedom to go home and do their work. 

Another problem with lunch breaks is the food they serve. Students may want more variety or have a say of what they eat for lunch. Some students may believe the school food is gross or unhealthy. But by letting students eat outside of school grounds they may find healthier or better options to pick from. This may benefit the students health by giving them options a variety of options to eat healthier.

Many high schools in New Jersey such as Livingston, Ridgewood, and James Caldwell have open campus lunches. It is a growing trend with surrounding high schools and Emerson High School students should be apart of the trend

Some may be concerned that letting students out may be bad because of the things students may do while on the break. They may be afraid of students negatively impacting their community by causing a ruckus, breaking property, etc. They may also be concerned that students may not come back from the break. While students not coming back is a good point, they are only hurting themselves. Students can cause a disturbance outside of school as well so not letting students out during lunch is pointless.

 

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Matthew Cappelluti
Matthew Cappelluti is a sophomore at Emerson Junior Senior High School and a first year writer for The Cavo Chronicles. When he isn't writing for the paper, he enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse and enjoys spending time with friends and family.