Thursday, January 8, 2015
Homeless people are in need of shoes. They either have worn-out shoes or no shoes at all. If you don't wear shoes, you are endangered of capturing germs, foot injury, and bad posture. Thanks to the local business called, the Shoe Tree, some homeless people are able to own their own pair of shoes! On December 23, 2014, the Shoe Tree had donated 180 pairs of unused shoes to Mountainbrook Community Church in San Luis Obispo. Mountainbrook handed clothes and shoes out to the people who are in need of them. Jason Morabito and the Shoe Tree said, "They're going to be going to a local homeless shelter I believe here in town and then distributed to whoever needs them." Mountainbrook Community Church has been doing clothe drives for four years. Those who have been given shoes for Christmas must be really happy!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
December 2nd morning, Mrs. Hagwood had an announcement to make in the library. She had spoken about having over 100 students in her library during lunch. The school had decided to create a policy on having only 45 students enter the library, as long as they signed up for a slip of paper with their name written. This new policy will be begin on December 3rd.
On rainy December 3rd, crowds of students surrounded the entrance of the library.“I don’t like it. We just sign up for a tiny sheet and we hand it away. We can’t even reuse our tickets, so I think it’s bad for the Earth because we would waste paper.” said a seventh grader, Justin with a wild-eyed expression. Many other students were shocked and disliked the policy. “What if we don’t know if we need to use the library?” said a girl. 6th graders soon found out about the policy and had devastated looks on their faces. Those 6th graders couldn't enter the library, so they stayed in the restricted library quad. Mr. Blum only let them linger in the quad for one day because the sky had stopped sprinkling droplets of water.
Monday, December 8th, Mr. Blum altered the policy for the library again. The new policy was whoever comes in the library first, will be able to bide in the library. “I guess we’ll have to eat quicker than we eat regularly.” said an eighth grader, Samantha. She had looked withering and kicked her feet in the air. Students thought this was a lot easier than the first policy they were given.
The next day, students glowered. There had been a new policy that was never mentioned. For this new policy, students would need to hand their student ID cards to a woman that managed the library, while Mrs. Hagwood was nowhere in sight. Most students bailed out of the library and ended up doing their business in the main quad. Others would fetch their IDs in their lockers.
December 11th, it seemed that the policies had been terminated and students were just allowed to enter the library, just like before. There were less students wandering around the library. Students were sitting down doing activities, such as playing with Legos, board games, reading, or doing art projects.
As of today, will more policies be created in the future? Where would students be able to hang out if all the tables are full or it’s crowded in the main quad? What more outrage will the library get?