After 11 Days Off, Back to Reality

Security guard Mark Seymore is one of many who actually wanted to return from the break.

“I wanted to come back to school the first day because the first day back is easy. Everybody wants to go to class to see their friends,” he said

School resumed after the 11-day spring break April 8. Hundreds of students and some staff had traveled the world to Turkey and China during the vacation, which was longer than normal to accommodate the trip.

“I’m happy because I like seeing all my friends and I’ve missed them,” freshman Justin Bernstein said of the end of break.

On the contrary, many students and staff members have been dreading the day back at school.

“Did anybody really want to come back today?” security guard Bill Schmoldt said. “You knew it was coming but that doesn’t make it easier.”

Freshman Ysian Hassel was late to school and said that she will “try not to take a nap in first period.”

“I wanted another, like, week,” Hassel said.

“I’m not happy to be back at school and to get homework and tests, but I am glad we are getting closer to summer with every day,” said sophomore Phoebe Potiker.

Junior Divine Price put it bluntly.

“I don’t want to be around these people,” she said.

Freshman James Sophia does not welcome the return to routine.

“I went to Chicago and New York, but it is annoying to be back at work after vacation,” Sophia said.

However, junior Noah Garson could not contain his excitement for returning to the high school. Bouncing up and down on his toes, he said, “I’m supercalifragilisticexpialodociously excited to be back at school.”

Staff reporters Rae Conlon, Ronda Dennis and Nahjae Doucet contributed to this story.



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