SS 2014 Curfew/Lights Out
As upperclassmen and students at Stanford OHS, we believe that this year's curfew (and lights out) policy fails to recognise our maturity and responsibility as rising juniors and seniors at a challenging school that requires a level of autonomy not needed by many other teenagers. Despite the fact that we have shown ourselves to be responsible and dedicated students, and are now beginning to face adulthood and the decisions that come with it, our curfew has been moved back from previous years-- and is now only a half hour later than that of the middle schoolers. In addition, our lights out policy places limits on one of the most important purposes of the summer: socialization. As OHSers, we are all separated the vast majority of the year, and these two weeks are the time when many of us get to see each other-- reaffirming old friendships while forming new ones. The early lights out policy not only neglects to acknowledge our maturity andresponsibility as our curfew does, but also limits a vital part of our time together and curbs the amount of time spent bonding with our current-- and future-- classmates. Therefore, we move to push both the upperclassmen curfew and lights out back an hour.