Proper hallway etiquette

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The sound of the bell ringing does not only signal the end of a class; it also marks the start of a six minute time span when students must make it from one classroom to another. When a class is right across the hall, this is not hard. But when a student needs to make it from the 700 hundred trailers to the other side of the school, it can become a bit stressful. This especially holds true when fellow students do not follow the proper hallway etiquette.

To some these rules are common sense, but to others, not so much. While the rules may be unspoken, students typically pick up on the routine throughout their time in high school. Walking in the hallway is a simple task, but when schools are overcrowded, there are certain “do’s” and “don’ts” that people are expected to honor. The most significant of the “don’ts” are as follows: do not crowd together in the middle of the locker pod, do not walk on the wrong side of the hallway, do not participate in PDA, and if you choose to walk at a leisurely pace, at least be courteous enough to move to the side. Some students may not realize it, but these things can make navigating the hallways a chore, especially when the goal
should be to make it to class on time.

The key is to be respectful and aware of others. Many students seem completely oblivious to their surroundings. Simply put, hallway etiquette means being attentive to what’s going on around you. If you see someone who appears to be rushed, kindly move to the side so they can get by. Following hallway etiquette is a simple task that can make a big difference. Afterall, getting to class on time, should not mean having to push through crowded hallways; besides when we all work together and consider others
needs as well as our own, it makes all our lives a little easier.

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