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For the first few days, many students tried out the shuttle system before they expressed their dislike, but now, many students have decided to rebel against the new system and walk.
Blake Matthews (‘16) said, “I don’t use it, most days I walk...it’s great exercise.”
Kyle Greenberg (‘16), said “I used the shuttle the first day and didn’t like it, so now I just walk to class...funny enough, I am usually the first one to get there.”
Many students are finding that it just takes up too much time to wait for the bus, get on it, find a seat, then get back off, so they found that a solution to the problem is walking.
There are a few reasons for the common dislike of the buses to and from the gym: there a lack of seats for the amount of students on each bus, students miss the bus if let out of class late, and/or students can be made late to class because of the amount of time it takes for the bus to load and unload.
Jordan Schick and Liana Ratner both mentioned their dislike of the shuttle for certain reasons. “I think they’re kind of annoying because if you miss them then you’re out of luck and you’ll have to walk.” Schick (‘16) said. “No one wants to walk that far, especially when it gets cold out.”
Similarly, Liana Ratner (‘16), said “I am always late to class which is annoying. Even though the teachers understand, it’s annoying that we have to go on a bus to and from classes.”
In the past few weeks, teachers at the athletic center classrooms have been seen by students taking down notes on times arrived and numbers of how many students did not get a seat on the bus, showing that some of the problems students faced are being looked into and solved.
Even though the kinks are still being worked out, it is critical that students give the system a try because as we head into the colder months of winter, walking will be less desirable and the bus system will be extremely useful for those who need to venture out to the gym during the school day.