George Christopher Maryland

Safety before School

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Having not seen my friends in a week, I want to go back to school. I feel as if most of my peers feel the same way. We've been snowed in with little to do, and were ready to get back out there. However, like my mom taught me from a very young age, "you can't always get what you want." We all want to come back to our beloved school, but here are a few very unavoidable reasons why we can't. The first, road conditions- many roads that students take to school everyday are either closed or in dangerous condition. For example, Canal is closed, and GW has only one lane open on either side. Secondly, the unfair advantage given to those who can get to school- As nice as an "excused absence" sounds, it still puts you one day behind everyone else. So for the next week the student who couldn't get out of his snow-clad neighborhood will be rushing around making up test, quizzes, and assignments his peers were able to complete because they lived in a better area. These reasons along with many others are why Gonzaga should be closed until the safety of its students arrival are not a risk but a guarantee.

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