Column: A school-wide resolution
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 9:20pm
Today begins a new era in Uni history: the post-Kovacs era. Uni is entering a time of potential chaos and confusion.
Who can approve your anticipated absence form? Whose job is it to take care of students kicked out of class? Who has the right to shut down the kitchen when it gets too messy? You can imagine that these questions will be asked by more than one person in the next few weeks as we all try to sort out life without Sue Kovacs.
In response to losing Kovacs, it would be easy for us as students to resort to tactics like those employed by Fred and George Weasley when Dumbledore left.
Yes, we could make a mess in the halls, create disturbances in class, and frantically ask every administrator in sight to sign our forms. We could sit on the tables, throw our coats on the floor, or leave our dishes for someone else to wash. We could make running this school in Kovac's absence a nightmare.
But I propose we not.
I propose that the entire student body (and faculty as well) resolve to make this transition as seamless as possible to prove that we are a responsible, mature student-body dedicated to the excellence of our school despite few materials, an old building, and a new gap in our administration.
I propose picking up our garbage, leaving the kitchen cleaner than we found it, putting our chairs away, and keeping our tables free of Uni student rears, just as if Kovacs were standing right next to us.
Because really, if we make this semester hard on administrators, teachers, and janitors, I bet they'll make it hard for us.
And we all know what happens to kids who make life interesting for administrators.
I must not tell lies.