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Courtyard reopens following repairs

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FLUSHING OUT THE RAIN, the courtyard gets a new drainage system.

FLUSHING OUT THE RAIN, the courtyard gets a new drainage system.

Erin Dublin

Erin Dublin

FLUSHING OUT THE RAIN, the courtyard gets a new drainage system.

Erin Dublin, Staff Writer

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The courtyard was closed on Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 3 due to the school installing a new drainage system on the side of the courtyard adjacent to the classrooms.

During an interview with Dr. J, he mentioned that because of the large quantity of rain we have encountered so far this year, the academic building has been experiencing leaks in Rooms 111 and 113.

The slope of the terrain makes runoff go towards that side of the building, therefore seeping into the classrooms.

But the drainage system will hopefully stop that issue.

The maintenance staff dug a trench along the side of the building and installed a drainage system similar to a french drain.

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FRESHLY LAID, the new drain in the courtyard will help alleviate any water buildup along the academic wing.

A french drain is a trench filled with gravel, rock, or a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from a specific area.

BPHS even took the precautions of testing both rooms [111 and 113] for air quality and damage to be sure everything was safe for students and staff.

The courtyard is now open and the classrooms are ready to take on all weather conditions.

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Erin Dublin, Staff Writer

Erin Dublin is an artistic BPHS junior and a wonderful new addition to Hawk Eye.

Erin spends her time watching her favorite show, “Supernatural,” and working on the newspaper in addition to the yearbook. Erin wants to join journalism to get better at writing and to eventually have a career in journalism. She plans on writing all different kinds of articles for Hawk Eye

Erin is also an excellent artist and loves to conduct her art in all forms.

Her celebrity crush is Pittsburgh’s favorite, Juju Smith-Schuster.

Erin plans to go to West Virginia University to major in general art studies and minor in journalism, and eventually make her dreams of becoming a New York Times journalist. Also, her dream vacation is Fiji to see the white sand beaches and the crystal clear water.

Hawk Eye is lucky to have Erin as its newest member!


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