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Locker cleanups cause problems


As the 2016-2017 school year winds down, the weather becomes warmer, and the days at the halls of Cathedral Prep slowly come to a grinding end, the students who roam these halls prepare for a brief getaway from the crushing academic curriculum that plagues the students here. They visit the one constant in their lives, their lockers.
Deemed as the bottomless pits of Cathedral Prep, these dated and brightly colored lockers that line three floors of the building are put to great use from August to June. They are used to store athletic clothes, books, supplies, phones that are always turned off, and, most importantly, food. Maybe one of the most underrated and underused tools
at Prep, the locker can be a lifeline for anyone trying to make it through the days here at Prep.
“I used mine as a mini concession stand. When I was there, I had food, and I was happy,” said Ryan Garich, a senior at Prep when he proudly unveiled a tower of pop tart boxes that fueled him his senior year.
The time of the year has come when the lockers do need to be cleaned out. Locks are removed, and trash cans line the halls ready to be overfilled. Though this seems like a good plan, trash has littered the hallways at Prep. Carelessness and lack of desire has led the student body to be reckless, making more of a mess instead of cleaning up one.
“There was trash everywhere before they had us clean it up; it’s disgraceful,” said junior John McGlinn. As the hustle and bustle of the days at Prep are slowly winding down it take a tole on both students and the faculty. Mundane attitudes and lackluster efforts have made seemingly normal tasks unbearable.
So as the year comes to a close and you head to your locker one last time, make sure to clean up after yourself and after our school to make it the best it can be. When cleaning out your locker, please drop items to the main office that could be reused for the future. Shirts, ties, belts, pants, pens, pencil, rulers, binders, all reusable items would be greatly appreciated instead of tossing them in the trash can.

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