Students ruin assembly… Again

Taylor Scalise, Staff Writer

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On Thursday, Nov. 20, students from the Duquesne Pharmacy department gave a presentation on the danger of illicit and prescription drugs. I think the assembly would have been very interesting… if I would have been able to hear it.

The assembly once again proved that students don’t know how to behave. At all. Typically, I don’t mind these sorts of things but each assembly gets worse; it’s going to get to the point where guest speakers fear BPHS.

The Duquesne students took time out of their studies to not only come to our school, but to put a presentation together and memorize and practice the slideshow as well, only to look out into the crowd and see faces lit up by cellphones. Wake up Bethel, learning that you can die from something prescribed to you is a bit more important than Trivia Crack!

When students weren’t captivated by their phones, they were talking to the person sitting right next to them that they see every other period of the day. There is absolutely no reason to be talking, or shouting for that matter, during an assembly that only lasts an hour.

Not only were students doing all of the above, but they also apparently think it’s funny to laugh about death and clap about drugs. It’s not. It isn’t funny, creative, or a good idea and high schoolers should know this by now.

It’s quite a shame that instead of being able to enjoy the assembly as well, teachers needed to stand on the sides of sections to collect cellphones and escort students out for acting inappropriately.

Basically what it boils down to is that BPHS students need some respect for others. You aren’t above anyone, and therefore you should treat them with the same respect they treated you with.

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?” I think some of BPHS’s students need to start living by that quote, but needless to say, I hope the next assembly is better.

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