BMHS Pridetime Reporter
On December 28th, an email titled “Study Hall 2.0 Policies and Procedures” was dropped into the inboxes of Brien McMahon seniors. Blasted out by Vice Principal Qadir Abdus-Salaam, the email gifted us with “new and improved “ study hall procedures.
Within the email Q states that the new policy was put in place in order to make BMHS a “safe and well-organized school for everyone”. Specifically, Study Hall 2.0 is designed to crack down on students “unsupervised and unstructured time.”
Attached to the email a PDF titled “Study Hall 2.0, 5 Things You Need To Know” explains the new “expectations” of study hall. Some of the new installations are as followed;
The new rules are designed for faculty to have better knowledge as to where students are, during their study halls. Q states “Part of making the change is to get control of the traffic in the hallways.”
If students do not follow the new procedures 3 hour detentions will be given out. Q says “Overall there has been a major change and improvement”, although some students disagree.
Cathy Colmenares ‘18 expresses that the new policy is effective but tedious and annoying, “For students who have always followed the rules it's really inconvenient.”
Colmenares details her long journey that occurs every A day in order for her to leave her study hall. For her, crossing the entire school to get a pass from Mr.Arcari to the science hallway often causes her to arrive late to her study hall. She then has to sit for 10 minutes in her study hall before making the trip back to music hallway.
Olivia Leone ‘18 concludes “It sucks to have to wait ten minutes to leave a study hall, but I'd rather wait and be able to leave then not be able to leave at all.”