Rant: Manual pencil sharpeners

Taylor Rogers, Staff Writer

I am taking a test, and my pencil lead suddenly breaks. In frustration, I look around the room to realize there is only one pencil sharpener. Of course it is not electric, but I quietly get up to attempt to sharpen my pencil. I start to turn the knob as it makes a extremely noisy sound, and I watch the eyes of everyone in my class look up from their tests glaring at me. Of course, since those pencil sharpeners do not work the best, my pencil breaks again. I attempt to sharpen it back up, but by that time my pencil is ruined. I go back to my desk pencil-less, trying to get the teacher’s attention so I can borrow one.