photo by Anthony Beron
by Jacob Miles
Here’s the profile: talker, sagger, whistler, rapper, texts while he walks, dawdles in the hallway. Conclusion: definitely fits the personality of a 2nd floor guy.
She’s different: still half asleep, in need of caffeine or a pick-me-up, doesn’t want anyone to ask about her business, avoids confrontation, prefers not to flirt, doesn’t walk too quickly. Probably prefers the 3rd floor.
Students at McClymonds often engage in a heated debate: about which floor is best: “Which floor do you prefer?”
While most argue that the second floor is more convenient and social, others prefer the third floor because it is more quiet and also practical: it’s where most classes are scheduled.
So the question is: which floor do more people prefer? I asked around to see what students and faculty think.
To some students the 2nd floor is more convenient for a plethora of reasons.”The 2nd floor has the most teachers and we could be taught more and learn more than on the 3rd floor,” said Luckie Lovette, a junior.
“I like walking down the 3rd floor hallways and seeing the art that goes on the lockers; also it is more peaceful and quicker to get to class than on the 2nd floor.” said Danny Cox, another junior.
Besides the much desired stillness of the third floor, students claim their allegiance to the top floor because of the limited presence of security guards (SSOs), principal and vice principal who seem to enjoy roaming through the hallways of the second floor. No SSOs , no way to get into trouble for any reason.
However, students who like to socialize with their friends prefer the second floor despite increased supervision.
“I’m willing to risk that and talk to my friends because they can’t really control us.” Andre Price, Junior, stated.