Enforcement of class rules on the rise

Odd classroom rules cause students annoyance and frustration


Condensation on the water cup can pose a threat to the computers.

A standard desktop computer can cost anywhere between $1500 and $2000 to purchase it new. If one were to be broken or damaged it can cost about $50-$100 per hour to repair it. This is a reason why teachers don’t allow liquids near expensive technology or in their classrooms.

“I know the computers are expensive but that doesn’t just shut off my need to drink water,” junior Trinity Miranda said. “If I’m thirsty I’m gonna drink.”

Students think it’s unfair of them to have restrictions on where they can and cannot drink their beverage. Even more don’t like being told they can’t drink certain things.

“Most of the drinks I bring in have a lid to close it,” sophomore Collin Garcia said. “But my teachers still get onto me about it.”

Every teacher has their own set of rules, and with that their own set of reasons behind them. Another potential problem could be an infestation of bugs.

“If the drink does not have a sealable top, or if the student brings a whole meal to class, they must put it at the back of the classroom,” english teacher Stephanie Morales said. “I have had ants in my room before.”

Some students believe that if they purchased something, it is theirs to decide when to use it.

“In my opinion, as long as your food or drink has some way to close it securely then it shouldn’t be banned from a classroom,” junior Sarah Ruiz said. “I bought it with my own money, you aren’t gonna tell me I can’t have it.”

A drink being spilt isn’t the only potential problem with having food in class. It can cause problems for the students around it.

“A student eating a whole meal in class is disruptive and takes up space the student should otherwise be using for their laptop, books, and handouts,” Morales said, “I also have to be careful with food allergies some students might have.”