Wow. The week leading up to homecoming. The wonderful sPiRiT week. Where EVERYONE shows off how much ScHoOl SpIrIt they have. Personally I think its a huge waste of time. Not only do we participate in meaningless activities such as dress up days ( that make no sense), decorating our class hallways, and obnoxious assemblies, but we also have to deal with all of the unpleasantness of our other students.
As I was saying about meaningless dress up days, why would you pick days that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the theme of the dance? This year our theme for our homecoming dance is 90s. I respect that. I voted for that even. But when only TWO of the dress up days even remotely tie into that theme, I’m going to be a little annoyed. Yes, it’s a weird theme to pick days for but, come on, all of our parents lived through the 90s. Ask them for help next time perhaps?
Moving on to hallway decorations. HOW DO YOU EXPECT STUDENTS TO DECORATE A HALLWAY WHEN YOU CAN’T USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN CLEAR TAPE AND IT HAS TO BE ABOVE THE LOCKERS??? This rule makes absolutely no sense. Furthermore, how are you supposed to put those decorations up when you don’t even trust us to stand on an eight inch chair. Am I really in that much danger, am I really going to fall and hurt myself when I’m not even a foot above the ground? And even if you do go through all the work of putting up these decorations, you have the ingrates who run around the hallways tearing it down. But that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is when you go through all the work to make it nice and pristine( even though people are constantly ruining it), you get unfairly scored on it just because the seniors always have to have the most points in the end.
Continuing with the points and getting back on track… the assemblies. Ah. What a wonderful way to get a pounding headache all because you’re forced to sit in a gym with three hundred other students who are screaming for no apparent reason other than to show how much sPiRiT they have. What a way to waste a whole day of school, just so we can watch people scurry around in little games (which is another way for seniors to secure all the points they need), to listen to nauseating screams, and to watch each classes wonderful, wonderful dances. We typically have the freshman team of five semi-dedicated girls, the sophomore team of five girls and two boys, the junior team of eight girls and five boys, and the senior team of hmm… at least half the grade?
All in all, spirit week is meaningless. It’s really just a waste of time. Any other week of the school year ask a student how they feel about our school and all they’ll do is talk about our flaws. But heaven forbid you ask during spirit week because then our school is absolutely perfect. Almost everyone in our school is fake, and spirit week really brings it out. Teehee.
As a solution to these problems, let the students decide what we do. Let’s have a poll about the dress up days. Let us actually decorate the way we want without repercussions. Stop rigging the points system. I witnessed with my own eyes the class dances last year, and let me tell you, the juniors dance blew the seniors dance way out of the water. Give the respective points to the people deserving them, or get rid of it. There’s no need to prove superiority over other grades when you’re not really proving anything.