Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Opinion piece

*What was the assignment?
The first editorial I wrote. I chose a topic that I didn't have an opinion of to write about.

*Why did you choose this piece over the others?
I Chose this piece over the others because I think that it was a good article.

*What are the strengths and weaknesses of the piece?
The strengths are it has a lot of opinions from my sources and reasoning for the opinions. The weaknesses are I don't have the view from the the schools stand point.

The Reason For The Skip

What is senior skip day? and Why is it a tradition? are just some questions that most people have about this day that is just for the seniors.  Senior skip day is a day when the senior class skips school around the end of the school year.  The school tries to discourage the chance of a senior skip day by giving the seniors a senior field trip and other special things like a barbecue.
Most would say that senior skip day is a waste of time and that kids don't get anything out of it, they may be right but it all depends on the person you ask.  "Senior skip day is about freedom and just getting away from the rules and confinement of school" Said Steven Terison.  When asked what senior skip day mean to people Shannon said "I believe it is a day at the end of the school year when all the students in the senior class coordinate amongst themselves to take a day off.  Some of the class will go together to a special location i.e.: beach, amusement park."
Senior skip day is about rebelling and being free of the rules of school.  When asked do you think there should be a senior skip day, Shannon said "Official day- No as it defeats the purpose of the rebelliousness of the day.  Unofficial right of passage- Why not? As long as it is a safe outing- no harm is down."
The tradition of senior skip day at Freeport high school is that the seniors plan amongst themselves a day before finals that they will all skip school and do stuff together.  "When I was in school at FHS (senior in 1991) we planned a skip  day while on our senior class trip which was kind of ironic as the purpose of a senior trip is to discourage students from organizing a skip day.  Why it is a tradition is I guess it is like a right of passage."  Shannon Fournier said about her experience of the tradition of planning the skip day.
When asked what senior skip day mean to people Shannon said "I believe it is a day at the end of the school year when all the students in the senior class coordinate amongst themselves to take a day off.  Some of the class will go together to a special location i.e.: beach, amusement park."  Steven said the reason why seniors have a skip day is because it is the "last days of fun before college."

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