PW Nov 7

Life at Brookes is like living in the prison. The rules are extremely strict (for dorm student), the food tastes like excrement (yes you heard me right); and the wifi is so terrible it’s close to unusable. If all these problems were fixed, this school would be a great school.

First of all, the food is horrible. Technically it’s edible, but sometimes the food make me question how people are willing to eat it. One time, I went to breakfast and got myself some noodles. I didn’t think anything of it until I took a bite of it. I’ve never had something so salty my entire life. It was so salty it felt like drinking soy sauce straight out of the bottle. After that, I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was so wrong. A few days later, the school was serving pasta. The pasta was drenched with oil. I don’t know how they managed to soak the pasta in oil. I always thought you use water to boil the pasta and not oil. I immediately dumped the whole thing in the trash and went out to get food. The school needs to provide better food for the students.

Another thing the school has to improve are the rules. Dorm students (grades 10 and under) are expected to sign in every morning. I don’t see a point of making the students do that. Another example is our bed time. The school expects students go to sleep at 10:30. I don’t know how we are supposed to get our work done and have a social life with such an early bed time. School gets out at 3:30 PM. That leaves 5 hours and 30 minutes for us to use. If we have ASAs for that day, that would cut our time down to 4 hours. Homework usually takes about 2 hours, if not more. With 2 hours to eat, shower, clean, etc., we simply don’t have enough time to do other things. An average teenager is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep daily. But the school forces students to sleep at 10:30 and get 9 and a half hours of sleep. Some people don’t need that much sleep, and would rather use that time for something productive. The school should extend our bedtimes so we could feel less stressed.

Last but not least, the school internet. It’s so weak I couldn’t even text someone. Sometimes, the wifi would not be working for a few hours and I would be late when it was time for us to submit an assignment. All dorm students have to rely on the crappy wifi that the school gives us. Some students don’t have data, so staying up later isn’t an option for them. I forgot to mention the wifi shuts off at 10:30. Ten. Thirty. I don’t know how the school expects us to finish the work assigned to us when the wifi is so crappy and it shuts off at 10:30. The school needs to proved us with better internet.

 

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  1. Hi Ryan, I like how you have expressed your view of the school. In your writing, you talked about the various annoyances you find, whether the internet, lack of sleep, etc. Even though I do not live at the school, I can relate to a couple of the problems you face.

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