Disruptions in the School Hallways


Lily Newell

On the morning of Feb. 2, a hall in the G-Wing stays vacant as the first period begins. Students aren’t usually found outside the classrooms unless they’re going to the restroom or are running tasks for their teachers.

The peace of a school hallway during class is incomparable to everything else. Once the bell rings, however, students flood into the corridors and chaos blooms. Between making out in the middle of the hallways to blocking doors, many people lack the manners it takes to move without disruption to their destinations.

Most students have learned that they should stay on the right side of the hallway as early as elementary school. Keeping this in mind, many still decide to disrupt the flow by walking on the left side instead.

“I’ll be walking on the right side of the hall, and I know that it’s the right side,” junior Treiton Calloway said. “I’ll see someone walking towards me, and I just think, they have to know that they’re on the wrong side, but they keep walking.” 

The traffic jam in the hall quickly becomes an obstacle because of this. It’s this point in time where the bumping and shoving start to pop up.

“I’ve never really been pushed I’d say,” Calloway said. “It’s mainly just bumping. I’ve never been the proprietor or receiver of a push.”

Whether it’s to look at their phone, talk to a friend, or just be a general nuisance, there are many reasons people stop in the hall. 

On Feb. 3, freshmen Audrey Graham and Goldie Kitchell conversate on the sky bridge. The bridge connects the F- Wing, G-Wing, and the Century Career Center. This makes this one of the busiest hallways in the high school. Students can sometimes forget that the passing period isn’t just used for social activities. (Lily Newell)

“If they’re just up against the locker, it’s fine,” senior Atticus Picardo said. “But if they’re in the middle of the hallway just standing, it’s really annoying because they need to move.”

Not everyone walks at the same pace, but there are still some that decide to take all the time in the world to get to their class. The people surrounding them usually have to either go around them or move them out of their way.

“I hate it when I’m trying to get to class and multiple of them are in front of me moving at like, two steps per minute,” Picardo said. “They need to walk faster. Sometimes I’ll just push them out of my way.”

Friend groups walking to class together isn’t an uncommon sight, but it quickly becomes a problem when people are unable to get around them. 

“It feels natural walking with your friends like that,” Calloway said. “But sometimes I don’t realize how many people are there, and I think that I should just stand in front of another person or something. It’s just something that I need to do better.”

Two freshmen display affection for one another while walking the halls of Logansport High School. Throughout the hallways, many students have witnessed PDA and shown discomfort. “Hand hold, a quick hug, it’s no big deal for me,” junior Treiton Calloway said. “But once it gets too touchy, then I’m just like ugh.” (Lily Newell)

Couples showing off their affection happens often, but it’s harmless most of the time.

“Holding hands is cute, so are small hugs and stuff like that,” sophomore Andrea Rojas-Rodriguez said.

Many couples, however, decide to take it too far.

“I really cannot stand when people like, hug each other for a whole six-minute passing period,” Rojas-Rodriguez said. “Or, when they have their girlfriend pushed up a locker with their tongue in her mouth, that’s weird.”

Due to the crowded nature of certain intersections, a few students take advantage of the many people to be immature. 

“Some of the boys think it’s funny to scream a certain male genitalia in the hallway, and they think it’s the funniest thing in the world,” Calloway said. “So, they decide to do it every day. I don’t think it’s too funny, and it’s kind of just annoying.”