Cheers & Jeers: Back-to-School '10 edition
Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 3:14pm
TV in the Lounge
Last year the student lounge got a much needed makeover. This year the upward trend seemed to continue with the addition of a working TV. What better way to relax than to watch your favorite TV shows?
The traditional back-to-school dance was sponsored by Student Council on Friday. Tons of people came and danced the night away. The North Attic was literally a hot spot.
Getting to know the 60 kids in your class does not really take five years. This is why we are always excited to have transfers come into our ranks to mix it up a bit. This year we have five transfers from as far as Dubai and Haiti. We also have a new Journalism teacher. Welcome everybody!
Hemo the Magnificent
Doc Walk made it back for another year and back into our hearts with another anecdotal welcome speech. His story of Hemo the Magnificent was entertaining, short, and avoided tiresome cliches. We may not all be happy to be back but Doc Walk's welcome speech certainly softened the blow.
Kenney to Ourselves
A new high-tech security system means that only Uni students and the U of I gymnastics teams will have access to Kenney. Which means no more awkward encounters with old people in our locker rooms!
A new class of Uni students are inhabiting the third floor. Although they are still adjusting to Uni traditions (walk to the right side of the hall, please!), we are happy to have you. Good luck on Cutting Edge!
We understand the need for safety and progress, but replacing the Kenney security guards with secured entrances has created more hassles than it is worth. We are bound to forget our prox cards once in awhile, and we don't relish the thought of being counted tardy while stuck outside. We miss Brad!
Yes. The elevator is closed to students permanently. Nobody was really thrilled with Kovac's start-of-school announcement. We know we weren't great last year, but what happened to a fresh start?
Teachers giving homework on the first day of school
We understand the need to jump back into the swing of things, but lectures on the first day of class and papers to write over the weekend?!? Please give us a break!
Not sleeping in
Seeing friends and teachers is nice, but waking up before 10am is something we could do without.
We love our free T-shirts. But we would have liked to have them earlier so we could all wear them to the assembly. We hope our diplomas aren't ordered through the same company!
Illinois Budget Crisis
We are guessing that we aren't going to get a new school building anytime soon.