The struggle for a table and chairs in the rotunda is real
During the cold and rainy school days, students at American High School seek for warmer and drier places to eat lunch.
On any given day there are five tables with eight seats attached, eighteen circle tables and about ninety chairs in the rotunda. This seats around 130 students, which is only about 6% of American’s population. Thus leaving a large portion of the students standing during lunch along with uproars over chair thieves.
“I eat in the 300 wing with my friends rather than in the rotunda, because there aren’t many tables and chairs,” junior Deeba Haider said. “With everyone standing and walking around, it is too crowded.”
Students must sit on the dirty floor in the hallways because of the lack of tables and chairs in the rotunda.
“There should be more chairs in the rotunda because I always find myself sitting on the tables and it is very uncomfortable,” senior Kenneth Cabral said.
Sitting on tables is unsafe. The tables fold in half when they are put away and then opened in the morning. If one of the tables were not fully opened and locked and a student sat down on the table they could fall off and hurt themselves.
“Sometimes I will go and find a chair and take it but then someone will get mad because I stole their chair,” Cabral said.
When the lunch bell rings student run to the rotunda and grab as many chairs as they can for their table. Then other students will try and take a chair from them, creating a quarrel.
If there were more tables and chairs in the rotunda it would allow students to eat lunch more comfortably. Students would not get in confrontation with other students due to them stealing a chair from them. Students should get the opportunity to eat and relax during lunch instead of standing up with their backpack on their back.