Sylvia Allsop, Staff Writer

How many of you were disappointed when you found out that we won’t have lockers his year? The virus Covid-19 has changed all of our lives. In school and stores we have to wear facemasks. We have to sanitize between classes and carry around backpacks to every class. 

This year at Centennial Junior High, they are trying their best to keep the students and staff safe.  This is good because with the lockers a student would touch the locker then another student would come to open their locker. They would have to touch the locker to open them and this would be another way to spread germs. In all of the years of Centennial junior High I have known, this is the first time they have allowed students to carry their backpacks into classes, with the exception of a student who had a broken arm or leg.  This may seem like a bad thing, but there are many benefits as well as cons for not having a locker. 

First of all, all of your work is in your backpack so you don’t have to worry about forgetting it in your locker. Also between classes you don’t have to worry about going to your locker then to your next class. 

There are a few bad things about not having a locker. Students have complained that the lockers helped them keep organized. Now with only backpacks they are just throwing their work in there and later can’t find their work. Some teachers said that they will give time for the students to organize their binders during class.  

Also when the winter comes there is another problem. Students will be bringing bigger coats. Many students have complained that they don’t have room in their backpack for a coat when it gets cold. For some students that walk to school they bring extra shoes. Those students and other students have to carry boots and big coats with them all day. Some teachers have been helpful during this issue by letting the students leave their coats in their room. After school the students are able come and get their belongings. And by the way, when the school colors are brown and gold, why are our lockers blue?