A rush against the clock: My first tardy

Sydney Morgan, Hi-Gusher Staff

Yesterday was the day I got my first tardy. And I never get tardies.

This tardy, however, was due to the fact I had to go to the restroom.

All El Dorado High School students have five minutes in the halls to get to class. Although that may seem like plenty of time, keep in mind this is a big school filled with lots of students.

Sorry, but five minutes just isn’t enough time for me and all these other students to go to the restroom and get to class on time. It takes me exactly three minutes and 49 seconds to get from the math hallway to the Career and Technology Education (CTE) hallway on opposite sides of the school.

That leaves one minute and 11 seconds of free time to go to the restroom, get water and possibly have a conversation. It’s nearly impossible to do all of that in a little over a minute.

To make matters worse, teachers don’t let you go to the restroom during class, so I’m not the only one that has to go to the restroom between bell changes. The teachers may argue that five minutes is plenty of time to get from one end of the school to the other, but the teachers don’t have to push through hundreds of students and try to cram into restrooms within a five minute break.

Now, I’m not saying we need 10 minutes between classes but seven or eight would be perfect. It’s just enough time so I don’t feel rushed to get to class, and maybe this first tardy would be my last.