The Halls of South


Ansley Chambers

The upper floor halls seem quiet.

Ansley Chambers, 21st Century Journalism

One might think that the hallways are only loud and busy during passing period. That is true, but apparently, it’s always passing period in the green and gold decked halls that are home to the Raiders.

The halls are anything but bare. Groups of students seem to always be working in the halls on group projects. From the middle of the hall you can hear students laughing and talking inside their classrooms, busily working, and outside of the classrooms. Students can be working on anything from last night’s undone math homework to filming videos for Spanish projects to practicing cheer routines.

Inside the French room, French teacher Rebecca Haden goes over the bell work, or travail de cloche, in French. A girl taps her foot repeatedly on the side of her desk as she writes down what must of said, “Le poisson est trop cher.”

Language Arts teacher Caroling Ewing walks up the stairs and waves, “Hey, how are you?” to a student.

Just down the hall, two boys in green shirts work on homework.

One says, “I need your help, brah!” as a boy in a red striped shirt comes around the corner and walks away.

“No, I’m going to go find smart people!” he says as he walks. The two boys in green both groan.

“If you can’t be quiet in here, you’re going to have to go the hall or the office,” Haden says. “Guys, people are testing so please be quiet. If you have a question, please raise your hand and I’ll be walking around.”

Haden walks to the door and kicks the door stop out of the way and she struggles to pull the door shut, all with her constant smile on her face.

Plenty of people travel the halls. A girl with a white shirt comes up the stairs. She stops outside the French room and delivers a pass. A few minutes later, a boy in a blue shirt comes out of the room and starts to wander the halls.