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Bring Back Our Lockers!

Students Cry Out for Relief from Backpack Burden
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Ever since schools ditched lockers in the post-Covid world, students have been lugging around backpacks so heavy, they might as well be training for a mountain trek! Students are now rallying for the return of lockers, and they have some amusing yet valid points to make.

“We need lockers, I bE hAvInG bAcK pRoBlEmS!” complains Kaitlynn, a 9th grader. “I’m pretty sure my backpack is a distant cousin of a black hole — everything goes in and nothing comes out easily!”

Lockers, those metal guardians of textbooks and secret snack stashes, once stood as a symbol of school life. Without them, students like Kaitlynn are battling sore shoulders and chaotic organization. “I lost my math homework last week. Found it under my sandwich,” Kevine adds. “Who knew algebra could be so… crunchy?”

Then there’s Emma, another student, who views lockers as a lost art of personal expression. “My locker was like my mini art gallery. Now, all I can decorate is the bottom of my bag with gum wrappers,” she laments.

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Safety is another concern. “I’d prefer not to carry my expensive calculator and phone around all day. My locker was like Fort Knox for my stuff,” says Kevine, an avid gamer and math enthusiast. “Now, it’s like an open treasure hunt for anyone who’s feeling sneaky.”

But it’s not just about comfort or security. Lockers, as Adrianna points out, are a battleground for hygiene. “Have you seen the bottom of a backpack lately? It’s a science experiment gone wrong. Lockers would at least contain that chaos.”

In summary, students are not just asking for lockers back; they’re practically begging for them. It’s not just about a place to dump their books — it’s about reviving an essential part of their school culture, a haven for their backs, and a small step towards organization. “Plus,” Kaitlynn concludes, “where else will I store my emergency chocolate stash?”

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