Westview High School is a closed campus school, which limits the freedom and movement of
students through out the day. While millions of other students around the country enjoy a open
campus. We are trapped in the same routine day after day. We see the same people everyday, eat
the same caritiria food, and walk the same crowded halls.
First off Westview, like many other schools, is full of kids who get too stressed out by the
long days, and sometimes just feel the need to take a break from their hectic day. They want to
escape away from the same environment they have been coped up in since the beginning of the year.
open campus can give them the opportunity to leave for their hour lunch period to recoup, at home,
or at a near by restaurant or where ever else they choose. I do recognize that they could take
advantage of this privilege very easily. However I think it can also be a privilege that can control
their urges to skip.
Where they go while using their open campus brings me to my next point. Most kids choose to
go to their local restaurant, fast food, grocery store, or cafe. This helps the economy in a big way.
Teens play a huge role in the economy. Especially teens of the baby boomers who are the widest rage
of people who take part in our economy.
As I crawled into bed to go to sleep that night, the ease of summer slowed fade into the responsibility of the school year. As the alarm clock rings promptly at 7:15 the next morning, all traces of summer vanished into September’s doldrums. Once again, it was September! To most of us was the beginning of the school year that morning and to some of us was just and ordinary day. The air was ...
Students do have many responsibilities that they need to accomplish, and some just can’t
succeed at school. As distractions get in the way, and at home they feel better taking care of their
obligations. I think as growing adults we should be given the freedom and privilege to have the
opportunity to go places to get our responsibilities done .
Of greatest significance Westview High School is a estimated amount of about 2,300 students,
and staff of about 250. The school building itself can’t even fit this many people, so much that we
have brought in 19 portables over the growing years. I know there is many of us who cant even stand
the sight of a crowd. For some people it makes them anxious and irritable. Open campus would clear
out the halls, and eliminate the traffic of students crawling into the student center, making school a
more comfortable habitat.
I do see a down side of this is students staying out too long possibly missing classes, being late
to class or even just takeing advantage of open campus and skipping. This causes a problem, but they
will pay the consequences of their poor judgment and behavior and learn. It’s something they will
have to get used to in life, and just another responsibility they will have to take on.