December Report Card: The Patriot turns the tables by grading the school on today’s issues

Hope Kelly, Managing Editor

Let them wear pants

I have a dream, that one day this school will rise up and once again allow girls to wear pants.

The complete injustice in the uniform guidelines is apparent in the fact that boys can wear khaki pants to school, but girls cannot. Women are equal to men and have the same needs. If it’s winter, do legs not get cold? Tights and knee highs, the only current option to cover girl’s legs, barely keep anyone warm.

Let us wear pants.  Just try wearing tights or knee highs with shorts for a day and see how you like it.

PDA: Please don’t attempt

Coming into school in the morning, students just want to be able to get to their class without having to awkwardly ask the kids making out in front of their locker to move.

Public Displays of Affection are against school rules. They’re gross, distracting, and sometimes even irritating. It just makes everyone else around you feel awkward.  School’s not the time or place for it.

Teachers need to man up and enforce the PDA rule. And students, take your public displays of affection elsewhere. We don’t want to see that.

Food prices need diet

When a wrap that’s half the size of the one last year costs the same as the original, it’s obvious that something’s wrong in the cafeteria.

Most teenagers love to eat. It’s $5.85 for just a small drink, a cheeseburger, and a candy bar.   If that’s all a person eats, it adds up to $30 a week and $120 a month. That’s expensive for something that isn’t going to be a filling meal for growing kids. There needs to be a less expensive option for students.

Something’s fishy here, and it’s not the fish sticks.

Hope Kelly is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.