In life there is always change. In Ripley High the rules change a lot. Some good some bad but whether we want them or not, every year they are added and deducted.
A big change this year is parking. Parking has always been an issue at Ripley because we have so many people who drive. Luckily, this year Officer Penson has come up with the parking pass. The parking passes give you permission to park in the senior lot before the people who does not have them. Seniors are given the first chance at a pass and spot to park. The spots are not assigned it is just first come first serve. To get one all you have to do is fill out a form about your car and I believe there are still passes available. So many people I have talked to like the passes and believe it is a fair way to go. Hopefully everyone agrees and there is less complaining.
Speaking of complaining, another change this year I bet everyone approves of is the common lunch. I personally love that on Tuesdays and Thursdays we have one lunch for an hour. Last year we had two lunches and it spilt a lot of friends up. With so many classes lunch is sometimes the only time we can see and talk to our friends. Some freshman have, said two lunches is sometimes confusing as do other people in various grades. It’s still early in the year everyone will become accustomed to the different schedules on different days.
We are only in high school for four years, Yes it seems like a long period of time, but ask people who have graduated; it flies by. I’m a senior this year and I look back and wonder where the time went. So why get upset if the rules or changes in the school aren’t to your liking? Once you’re out and graduated, it won’t even matter.