Students content with community spaces

Looking for a place to work in Wilson Hall is easy; finding a quiet space is a challenge.

     Whether it’s during a free period or flex, students are always searching for places that allow them to focus and work efficiently. For some, however, these spaces are dwindling.

     “I feel like there aren’t enough spaces because we only really have the Big Room, the library, or sometimes a couple pods to work in silence,” Fourth Former Andrew Johnson said.

     Others believe the school has the right idea on the topic of quiet spaces — the only issue is execution.

     “There are enough places that were designed to be quiet, but in reality those areas are quite loud and difficult to stay focused in,” Fourth Former Chase Herz said.

Poll by Austin Zhuang ’22

     Regardless, many still believe there are enough places that offer the seclusion they need to work.

“Depending on what you want to work on and how much quiet you want, you can go to different places to fit your needs,.”

Caleb Cavazos ’22

     “I feel as though the quiet spaces are pretty good. Depending on what you want to work on and how much quiet you want, you can go to different places to fit your needs,” Fourth Former Caleb Cavazos said. 

     This statement rings true for others as well.

     “The quiet spaces are definitely there, and people usually go to two to four spots across the Upper School,” Fourth Former Patrick Corcoran said. “If a new group of kids starts hanging out at one of your spaces, there are always other quieter areas.”

     While some are not happy with how loud the working areas of Wilson Hall have become, most agree that on a given day and time, there will always be places to settle down and focus, even if these places differ from day to day. This inconsistency has not bothered many, however. Most students conclude that the school has given students enough quiet space to use their free time efficiently and effectively.