By: Regan Henning
Photo by: Olivia Lundquist
“It doesn’t look like a prison anymore.” Said Marisa Jackson, sophomore. Not something you’d usually hear when describing a school cafeteria. This, however, was the situation with Truman last year. This year on the other hand, has made that a very distant memory. Everyone was pleasantly shocked when they arrived and saw the new and improved cafeteria. “It’s a lot cleaner and nicer. You can’t see the insulation from the walls and it’s not as dark,” commented Jackson. The cafeteria was one of the most significant transformations that students noticed when returning from the summer.
Senior parking has always been a perk for senior students but this year, it’s been taken away. It’s a free for all this year and there is no more senior parking. When asked about the parking, senior Clifford Monk said, “It will take a little getting used to but eventually I feel like people will park in the same spot. I’m not happy about the loss of senior parking but most seniors have half days anyway.” Students agree that the parking lot is a little crazy now but they think it will die down eventually when we get further into the year.
All of these changes were made for a reason: to make life easier for the students, to make school more enjoyable, and to make the school look better. All students agree that the renovations have made their school lives better. These upgrades have allowed students to enjoy lunch more, get a good parking spot even if they aren’t a senior, and proudly show their patriot pride.
Some students would like to see some more additions in the school though.“I would definitely like to see them use the TVs in the cafeteria, mainly to play Bob Ross,” replied Monk. Jackson said, “I wish there were more larger tables instead of the ones that just sit four people, other than that, I think everything is fine.” These are all small changes that would be easy to make. For the most part however, people are happy with how it is now.
To conclude, all the upgrades that have been done with school have been a big hit with the students and everyone has enjoyed them. Moving on to the upcoming years, hopefully we can maintain the school how it is and keep it in great condition. If we get more funding we can continue to make small changes and make Truman as extravagant as it possibly can be.