Opinions of Freshman Year, From Freshmen

Michael Triggs Mrs. Norsworthy Journalism Per. 6 9/7/11 Opinions of Freshman Year, From Freshmen I, being a new addition to Dimond, can offer a general opinion of the Freshman House, the common routine established between classes and the new rules and regulations as a result of new faculty and administrators in Freshman House. In regards to the routine at Dimond, I find it suitable for freshman to adapt to easily and comfortably. The crackdown on tardiness I find fits in the sense that Dimond students are given lots of freedom, being able to go off campus at lunch and having six minutes in between classes to mull over information they took in the previous class. Shifting away from my personal perspective, the opinions of other Dimond Students will be examined. When confronted with the question of opinions the freshman of Dimond had conceived over their first few weeks at Dimond, many responses came forth. The transition from the humble middle school to the sense of awkwardness felt when first being placed in a high school environment, the question spurred, what noticeable changes took place from the transfer between schools? Brandon LaPorte remarked, “The school is so much larger and yet far more congested than I had anticipated”. Others had compliments about the vast improvements in lunch quality, but at a price that if partaken in daily, the bill built up over the course of week could become outstanding. “The Subway and pizza cafeteria like establishments here in the school, as well as the coffee and smoothie stand are very nice to have, but the prices are pretty high,” relayed Spencer Penman. It was clear that students liked the improvements over what was provided by middle schools, however the prices were not of these new commodities were not. When the question, “What do you enjoy about the new set routine of transitions between classes and the formalities and rules as a result of new staff and new school in general?” Tyler Dunn regarded the schedule highly, saying “I like how on Mondays an hour of school is cut, and classes are also shortened slightly. I also like how six minutes are given to those who like walking around and recuperating before each class.” The rules in, spite of how strictly enforced, in means of tardiness, didn’t seem the phase any of the interviewees, and the subjects new little of the changes taken place as a result of new supervisors tending to the Freshman House. “My nervousness acted up quite a bit about my first few days of school, but once I started to get accustomed to the changes I began to get to know people, and believe the next four years to become even a bit enjoyable,” said Tony Hillman.