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Report Card: Salad bar returns, Weight room receives renovations, School-wide service

The Patriot turns the tables by grading the school on today’s issues.

February 16, 2017

Katherine Grimm

Weight room upgrades, makes gains

For the past few months, the weight room has been under renovation, and just recently, the renovation was completed. By rearranging the equipment and adding a few more machines, the overall quality of the room has been improved. This opens up the weight room to be used by more teachers and students, even if they are not involved in athletics. Even though the renovations may not have been extensive, they still make a huge difference. If small improvements are made over time, the weight room will become a highly trafficked area of the school, and instead of paying for expensive gym memberships, students and teachers can take advantage of the amenities offered of the weight room to them here.

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Hats off for school-wide service

On Monday Jan. 30, students were given the opportunity to participate in school-wide service during the “H” day community period, instead of a typical assembly. Students made hats to be donated to local pediatric cancer patients. The experience enabled advisories to come together to achieve a common goal and grow closer as a group, and consequently grow closer together as a school. More frequent opportunities of this nature would not only bolster the image of the school, but help fulfill the mission statement of “developing young men and women of moral integrity, and preparing them to serve responsibly in shaping a more just and compassionate global society.” In the end, an estimated 325 hats were made and donated.

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Lettuce rejoice, salad bar returns

After many requests for its re-instatement, the cafeteria has brought back the salad bar. The salad bar provides a healthier option for students, which serves to spruce up the cafeteria. There have been a few complaints about the return of the salad bar: the prices have increased significantly and there aren’t many options when it comes to toppings. It is understandable that there can’t be every topping under the sun made available, but an attempt should be made to avoid students getting sick of the same old toppings. It might be a good idea to rotate some of the toppings out once in awhile. Also as far as prices go, there could be days every so often that give discounts off the salad bar, which will keep the students happy.

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