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Students deserve backpacks during school

Peyton James, Staff Writer

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Students should be able to carry their backpacks to and from every class. There are many benefits of having all school materials in one place––a backpack––that can travel with students wherever they need to go.

Currently, students have to either carry every single notebook, binder, and folder to all eight classes, or make several trips to their locker throughout the school day. Both options are inconvenient, and the latter often causes students to be late to class. If backpacks were allowed to be carried throughout the school day, it would save time for students, as well as making teachers happy by making it easier for students to make it to class on time. Excluding the extra trips to lockers to pick up textbooks will also give students more time to use the restroom or get something to eat from the cafeteria, things that many students currently miss class time to do.

In some cases, it’s convenient to make a stop at your locker before your next class, but more often than not, the time it takes to stop at your locker makes it impossible for students to get to class on time. I have had several cases when I was coming from a class in the basement to the north building or towards the language department. Without going to my locker, I could’ve made it to class with a minute or two to spare, but since I had to make the extra stop, I was constantly sprinting to class hoping to make it on time.

Having backpacks would not only benefit students from receiving endless tardies due to unnecessary trips to their locker, but the teacher as well. Since students would have extra time that was usually spent on traveling to their locker, they would be less likely to be late to class. That would allow teachers to start class on time and not worry about students coming through the door late.

If backpacks were allowed to be carried throughout the school day, it would save time for students, as well as making teachers happy by making it easier for students to make it to class on time.”

— Peyton James

On top of having a different set of materials for every class, students often misplace something in a different folder or leave something behind in their locker. Having the privilege to carry backpacks would allow students to have everything they need for class and reduce the chance that students are unprepared for class. They wouldn’t have to stress about leaving an assignment behind in their locker, or putting their math homework in the English folder. This would allow students to have more time and attention to focus on what’s going on in the classroom rather than worrying about what they left behind, creating a more relaxing day for students. Being able to carry backpacks would eliminate the need for lockers. That means wider hallways all around the school, allowing students, teachers, and other faculty members to get to their destination in a very timely manner, significantly increasing the level of convenience for everyone in school.

Because of all these benefits, students should be able to carry their backpacks from class to class. It saves time for students, makes teachers happy, and makes life more convenient for students throughout their busy school day.

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19 Responses to “Students deserve backpacks during school”

  1. kiki jackson on March 14th, 2017 11:26 am

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  2. Caleb Smith on March 28th, 2017 12:42 pm

    This help me with a essay about backpacks.


  3. Anonymous on April 19th, 2017 2:57 pm

    This helps me with an essay too.


  4. Jakob Grant on May 25th, 2017 9:30 am

    Thank you for the information. im doing an assignment on that we should have backpacks in class so students dont have a hard time going to their locker and possibly getting their locker stuck but when you have your backpack with you throught all 7 classes its alot easier to get things out.


  5. brecken on November 2nd, 2017 1:43 pm

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  6. lily on November 21st, 2017 1:18 pm

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  7. Koryn Ries on November 28th, 2017 9:31 am

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  8. lena on December 11th, 2017 1:25 pm

    Wow thanks so much for this info like many others we are doing an opinion paper. i am doing it about backpacks
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    thank you so much


  9. mark on December 15th, 2017 12:22 pm

    at my school, we aren’t allowed to carry backpacks because our vice principal says it is not good for a growing spine


  10. JacobChristman on January 11th, 2018 9:35 am

    This info was very helpful to me because we are doing an essay in my la (language arts) class. My school doesn’t let us take our backpacks with us throughout the day. I think you should have them though because they are essential to the children of our school. This info was again very helpful thx.


  11. anonymous on January 18th, 2018 9:39 am

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  15. josh on February 16th, 2018 10:00 am

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Students deserve backpacks during school