Photo By: Chastity Cornett
Story By: Angelina Romo
Most every student attending Pueblo County High School knows we are having trouble with the time allotted for school lunch. There are a variety of issues that occur in the lunchroom. Students have made complaints and nothing has changed. There are at least 300 kids per lunch; it's overpopulated. Students do not have any room to eat. They also seldom get enough time because of how long the lines are. There are still students in line by the time the bell rings, and they are still expected to be on time for class.
This situation between teachers and students because they simply didn’t have enough time to eat, so they didn’t go to class. Junior Cara Fetty said, “It’s ridiculous how long we have to wait in line for lunch just so when we get food, it’s the same pizza as yesterday.” The aftermath of lunch is the worst part; trying to get through the hallways is a mess. Students come to a complete stop in the hallway, having no way to get through because of how many people we have per lunch.
I know from personal experience that the wait in the halls causes me to be late to class. Junior, Jacob Musso said, “I have my mom call me out everyday for lunch so I can go get food, because the lunches here are so bad.”
Many students don’t always have the option to bring food from home, so they rely on school lunch. Students are getting tired of this process, and solutions should be thought about. For example, we can add another lunch to even the number out or have an open campus. Seniors could be allowed the option to leave and come back. This would solve a variety of problems, there would be much more room in the cafeteria, there would be more options available for lunch.