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West Students: Stop Trashing the School!

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West Students: Stop Trashing the School!

A wall covered in gum by the West cafeteria.

A wall covered in gum by the West cafeteria.

A wall covered in gum by the West cafeteria.

A wall covered in gum by the West cafeteria.

Finn St. John and Garrett Wilcox

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West, a good school but has some hygiene problems. The C wing boys’ bathroom is one of the dirtiest places in the school. It has a bad smell and is in bad shape. The C-wing boys’ bathroom has a broken sink and is foul smelling. The B-wing boy’s bathroom isn’t any better, as well as a handicap bathroom without a door. Not to mention

Mitchell Clark, seventh graders, described the bathrooms as “Unsanitary.” Mitchell said,” Always has a bad smell, looks weird and there’s stuff all over the ground.”

Outside of the bathrooms, there’s gum all over the building. It can be found under tables, on walls, even on the floor sometimes! Mitchell Clark, a 7th grader, said, ”I probably touched gum under a desk and on the walls but, never on the floor.”

We also interview Mr. Jonathon Scott, the head of maintenance at West. We were curious if the cleaning staff has tried to clean up the gum. Mr. Jonathon said, “Yeah, Mr. Smiley brought that to my attention about three months ago, the problem is the gum has molded to the brick so good that even if you scrape the surface there’s still gum in the brick.” He also discussed the bathrooms.” A lot of students go into the bathroom with other intentions then to use the bathroom.”. Finally, we asked what he thought the bathrooms average state was, he answered, ”Fairly clean but they could be cleaned a little better.”

Students: Stop sticking gum under a table, spit it out in the trash, wipe the seat and flush in the bathroom. West is a good school but could be better if students took care of it!

8 Comments

8 Responses to “West Students: Stop Trashing the School!”

  1. someone in the 7th Journalism class on May 10th, 2019 11:56 am

    This is a really great article that you made. I like how you also interviewed the head of maintenance.

  2. Christain Culhane on May 10th, 2019 11:59 am

    Garret, and Finn your article is quite interesting and has a nice touch to it and I like it very much and I would probably agree very much about the C-Wing Bathroom.

  3. sal orlandi on May 10th, 2019 12:01 pm

    I like the picture that you took and we should keep the school cleaner.

  4. Darrius on May 10th, 2019 12:03 pm

    I like how the bathrooms were described.

  5. Mitchell CLark on May 10th, 2019 12:04 pm

    You had good interview choices and had a good picture.

  6. mr mystery on May 14th, 2019 12:17 pm

    This was a great article was great Garrett and Finn.

  7. Noah from 6th grade on May 14th, 2019 12:45 pm

    I agree with this article 110%. The C-wing bathroom is the most disgusting place in the entire school, as well as the same boy who keeps peeing in the E-wing bathroom around 5th-6th hour. This is a well written article and would be worthy of being in a real newspaper.

  8. dat boi on May 20th, 2019 12:53 pm

    upper b-wing bathrooms are always so disgusting. people are always peeing on the floor not flushing after they pooped etc, etc, etc.

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