By Lina Ruiz
Along with the new year of 2014, VHS introduces new school benches to the courtyard after students return from winter break. The new addition came from the generous donations of the Beta Club, Jefferson Club, and NHS. Students now have a place to sit while constantly walking from class to class. The benches add school spirit with their dark green color as well. People already have opinions on whether the new seats were a wise idea or not.
Sophomore Katie Goodman states, “It was a waste of money… People sit on them as a joke.” She believes that the money should’ve gone toward more useful materials like uniforms for VHS sports teams. Alongside her, Junior Diana Latypova dislikes the benches and wants escalators instead. In agreement, Freshman Cori Fisher says, ” I don’t ever see people using them, and when do people have time to sit down?”
On the other hand, Sophomore Tori Nixon enjoys the amount of benches introduced. “I think we have the perfect amount!” She plans to sit on them if she ever gets tired of walking.