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For the slow walkers

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Ian Cervantes
Among the many areas of the plight is Royal’s 7 Hallway, cursed ever to be infested.

Slow walking in the hallways here seems to be an issue more ubiquitous than the common cold. In fact, colds and slow people are quite comparable. There is no cure to either, and no one wants to deal with either, yet they are both unavoidable and incessantly annoying. “Disneyland – an amusement park filled shoulder to shoulder with people and their strollers, balloons, bags of merchandise and all that, has better traffic flow than a high school,” said history teacher Mr. Ham. Because there are many things that lead to people blockage, the term “slow walker” is actually quite a broad term with many meanings. It refers to the people who decide to obstruct the entire hallway. It refers to people unable to walk in a straight line. It refers to people who have their phones at a radiating proximity to their face. 

“It goes beyond the slow walkers. We need to address the people who just stop and talk in the doorways or right in the middle of the hallways. Like why? Why do you decide to chat there?” said English teacher Mrs. Setmire. To be fair, no one is perfect. Each and every student uses the halls and has made their own transgressions. However, there is a staggering amount of students who decide to inflict further misery by repeating cycles upon cycles of these offenses without relent. Innocent students should not need to cede their entire free will of movement in order to accommodate hallway walkers that choose to not just speed up. Fed up, senior student Jordan Hernandez believes that we should “Kick them.” Unfortunately it doesn’t seem far off to assume that some students harbor these same harsh feelings towards those who make it impossible to navigate. Contrary to what may have been said, slow walkers are not evil people; love the sinner, hate the sin. But please speed up, put the phone down, disassemble your mob of friends, and just walk so everyone can live in peace.

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Ian Cervantes, Reporter
I am Ian Cervantes, a senior, and this is my first year of journalism. For a few years I have had an interest in writing, and journalism allows me to write about current events going on. I am wildly interested in horror movies, Halloween, and other scary stuff. My dream job is to be a scare actor and work at a horror attraction, and I plan to do so after I graduate. I enjoy listening to music, chatting with people, and walking around town. I am looking forward to conducting interviews and getting to know people.

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