The Half Moon: Is it the Place to Be?

An Editorial

The Half Moon: Is it the Place to Be?

The half-moon is a spot on the quad where upperclassmen get to sit. The area was made in the late 90’s and has been the cool spot to hang out ever since. People wait 2 years of high school to finally get their turn during their junior and senior years to sit there. I think it is a funny thing to be looking forward to, but I also understand the years some of these kids have waited to be able to sit there. I personally don’t care to sit there, and I think it’s a funny thing to be waiting your whole high school career for, but I also know it’s tradition. As under-classmen attempt to step foot on it, Dahlia Penn, senior at AHS, is there waiting to tell them to “get off.” She loves watching them scurry off, remembering the days the roles were reversed and she was the one being told to get off. Its only seniors and juniors allowed with the exception of some cool younger classmen. Although all 11th and 12th graders are technically allowed, its typically the more popular sports kids that tend to sit up there. When asking Alan Helsel, junior at AHS, what he thought of it he said, “It’s a piece of f-ing concrete.” I tend to agree with the latter. I also think it is just a piece of concrete on the quad but also can see that it’s a funny light-hearted ritual that the juniors and seniors celebrate together, recognizing coming of age and getting closer to graduating. 

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