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How do you feel about Mix It Up At Lunch?

Ryan Dondanville, Writer

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8 Responses to “How do you feel about Mix It Up At Lunch?”

  1. Mykeala Palmer on October 6th, 2017 10:51 am

    To be completely honest here, I think it is completely stupid. The reason everyone sits with their group of people at lunch is because those are the people they are friends with and get alone quite nicely. Forcing us to sit with people we don’t like or don’t is actually a lot of pressure on us. For all we know they might hate person and are completely rude to them when they sit down to eat. Or everyone is gonna be silent the whole time and not talk to anyone and feel like crap. And for the students working on this project saying it teaches us all this stuff and will change us and all that, you don’t know that for a fact. Most people in this school are pretty selfish, snobby, and conceited. I won’t see any change. And that’s a fact.


    Grace Harris Reply:

    @Mykeala Palmer, I couldn’t have agreed more with you, Mykeala.


  2. Grace Harris on October 6th, 2017 12:58 pm

    I personally think this was the worst idea. I am not a very open person and the music was ridiculously stupid during lunch. I wouldn’t recommend this for next year.


  3. Gage Staley on October 6th, 2017 3:00 pm

    I felt that it was really good! It is always good to see someone new and talk to them, sharing knowledge, and talking about all kinds of things they like and do not like (Favorite TV show, video game, movie, type of food, e.t.c) it was a very interesting experience to talk to someone new and share ideas that they might find interesting to them, and it is another way to make great friends, I think it was an enjoyable experience and I hope we do this more often.


  4. Jeffrey Sowers on October 10th, 2017 10:50 am

    I thought it was a great idea. I met new people that I didn’t even know. I met someone in my grade i never knew. I changed the opening conversation into a intervention type to take the pressure off of us. I don’t agree with Makala Palmer’s view on noone is going to change. I didn’t like any of the freshman because they are obnoxious, but i sat with some of them and actually they aren’t as obnoxious as I thought.


  5. Savanna Battin on October 10th, 2017 12:05 pm

    Honestly, the whole experience was quite terrifying. I was sat near many fellow freshman, but they were freshman that don’t like me very much and refused to talk. The whole table was in this tense silence that made you feel like you were on a roller coaster. People sit next to who they do because that’s who they trust. This whole movement doesn’t think for a moment how uncomfortable and upsetting this could be for some students. Although, there were some fun parts, it was mostly that cold, tense silence.


  6. Ethan Tatge on October 11th, 2017 8:57 am

    Thankfully for us that are in ACC, we did not have to do this! In general though, I personally thought of it to be stupid.


  7. Stephanie Collis on October 12th, 2017 10:20 am

    I thought this was a great idea, however, just doing it once wouldn’t open up people’s minds to trying to change their views on most people or friend groups. It also didn’t help that most of the people were closed minded about this project and made no effort to see what it could really do. It had great opportunity to unite old friends or get you to make new ones as well. I can understand that some people did not like having to get out of their comfort zone and socialize with new people or people they did not like; but they could have sucked it up for one day and have given it a chance.


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