Not Our Executives

Eric Thomas, Reporter

The Executive Board at City High has been planning on trafficking the rowdy crowd in the library to the commons. The best way for that to happen according to them, is to create a more comfortable, user-friendly environment. To start this initiative the Executive Board and the Student Senate are implementing charging stations in the commons.

Sadly, as is obvious to everyone, nothing will move all the chatter out of the library. You could put in a Jacuzzi, lounge chairs–hell, even a bar wouldn’t bring kids out of the library and into the commons. Despite the initiative’s obvious futility, the Executive Board still used over $1000 to put in these charging stations.

This may just seem like a small, unneeded addition to the school, but it almost perfectly defines the Executive Board and what it stands for at the moment: a flawed system.

Things work out best in the most democratic and population-inclusive governmental systems. Not because they fly seamlessly from one topic to the next in a matter of weeks or days, but because they try to listen to everyone’s voice. Everyone is heard, and the majority wins. In the end, most everyone is happy.

This is not what the Executive Board is at all. Not only is it detached from the entire population of City High,  but when voting for their proposed changes, it just consults Student Senate, which is only a small percentage of the students of which the student body is made up. The last time I checked, there was only one guy on the Board and it was mainly made up of mostly middle- to higher-class citizens, some haughty enough not to bat an eye on the $1000 purchase to help charge cell but think donating more than $500 to Puerto Rico for aiding with hurricane repairs is too much. With this lack of diversity inside the Executive board along with a lack of communication to the general population. It may be getting things done fast, but it isn’t getting things done right. To provide an analogy, this is equivalent to taking an online typing test and spamming “ c c c c c c c;” although you may have over 200 words per minute on paper, factoring in the accuracy of 0%, your speed goes down to zero.

Hopefully this flawed system will soon change for the better, as it has only been in place for about a month now here at The School That Leads. I hope it will improve soon, because I really don’t like hating things.