For junior Margaux Vuillequez, summer break brought a lot of positivity. “Personally, I feel very ready [for the school year]. Last year it really went downhill for me and I was behind on a lot of my classes … This summer really refreshed me … ” When asked about the students as a whole, Vuillequez said, “All of our work ethics definitely got worse [online], but coming back from one year in person, we’re kind of getting the hang of it, so it’s definitely gonna be better for a lot of us.”
Orion Cordero, a senior, predicted that “attendance rates and tardy rates are going to be worse than last year” due to the new strict policies surrounding which entrances are available to students who miss the second bell at 8:30 a.m. and after lunch. This means students will have to put in extra effort and skipping class will be more appealing. “I’ve been late to fourth period two days in a row because they keep locking me out … These rules are driving me crazy,” he explained.
David Goldstein, a senior in Academic Choice (AC), predicted a return to online school, specifically one starting in December. “Not because of COVID — because of some other thing — whether it be monkeypox or … another thing,” Goldstein clarified. He also added, “As someone on the senior class leadership team, we are making sure to plan an awesome prom that is totally gonna happen and without any hitches from COVID.”
Sebastian Jordan, a junior, predicted a positive year for sports at BHS. “I think our football team is going to do exceptionally well,” he said. He also predicted a successful year for the soccer team, saying “[and] I think that the soccer team is also going to do pretty well.” He predicted that for himself personally, “I’m gonna make varsity, Isaac is gonna make a lot of money this year.”
Regarding BHS’s attitude, junior Mikkaella Madronio said, “I think his school year will be more spirited, because a lot of incidents happened last year [that stopped] a lot of fun stuff … ” She expressed hope that more of BHS’s fun spirit will show, emphasizing her excitement for the school carnival. Madronio predicted that this upcoming year would be “Fun, chaotic, [and full of] new-faces.”
For junior Isaac El Ayadi, the upcoming year is forecast to be a little more supernatural. “Between May 2 and May 3 at 1:22 a.m. an alien is gonna come and take over the school,” said El Ayadi. However he urged students not to fear, saying, “it’s gonna be a friend and join the school to get an education.”