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The Quick Switch From Three to Two Lunches

Lexi Bias
The crowding of the cafeteria, but this isn’t even half of it.

Due to the previous class sizes, we have always had three different lunch periods. This ensured adequate seating for everyone and the lunch lines didn’t get too long. This year, everything changed. We have downgraded from three separate lunch periods to two. There are many benefits to this schedule change, but it also has its downsides.

Having three separate lunch periods gave everyone lots of room and choices to choose where to sit. Since then, people are now crowded into the lunch room. There is not a single empty table in the cafeteria, and almost every table is full. Also not to mention the small sizes of most of the tables, each day they’re a different size, and there are always way too many chairs around a single table. 

Two lunch periods also caused the issue of tremendously long lines. Before they did this, the lunch lines would only take about five minutes to go through. Now, by the time you get your lunch and sit down, you only get about 10 minutes to eat and conversate. When Olivia Dwire was asked her opinion on this topic, she stated “It’s extremely overcrowded, which causes the lunch lines to be way too long. Some kids don’t even get to eat lunch because of it.”

Making this switch has had its benefits though. Students don’t have to worry about the elementary school kids coming in for their lunch as they are trying to leave the cafeteria. This created so much crowding within the previous years, as students were eating, the children would run out of their lunch lines to talk to the high school students. 

Having two lunch periods has been stressful for some, but beneficial to others. It has changed the flow of the school, as well as the bell schedules.

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Lexi Bias, Writer and Photographer
"Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place." - Unknown
My name is Alexis Bias, I am a Senior at Marion Center Area High School and a third year in the Graphics program at the Indiana County Technology Center. I am also involved in the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Last school year I tried to contribute as much as possible to the Stinger Newspaper, but couldn't do as much as I wanted to since I couldn't participate in clubs. This year I have had the opportunity to join the Stinger Newspaper Crew, and School Scribes at the Indiana County Technology Center as well. Ultimately, being a part of the Newspaper Club is giving me the opportunity to better my writing and journalism skills, plus give people throughout the school a way to get their opinions and ideas out.
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