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Rules, Rules, Rules

      Rockhurst implemented many new rules and policies over the summer. Some of these include a new phone policy, a fourth chance on drug tests, and coffee now costs 50 cents instead of being free. The biggest change for students this year lies in phone usage. Students are only allowed to use their phones in the Dining Commons during lunch, which is quite a change from last year. Last year students could use their phones during activity periods in the Barry Commons and Dining Commons, this year students cannot use their phones during activity periods at all.

Snapchatting no longer allowed during activity period and drops.

     Another important rule change is the fourth chance for drug tests. Students used to be expelled after three failed tests but now if his grades are not declining, the student has the chance to stay in school after a third fail. The fourth test will not be extended to the student if he is not exhibiting good behavior in class and only if he has good grades that are not going down. 

     One more policy change is the price of coffee. Coffee used to be free in the Dining Commons but now students have to pay 50 cents a cup. Many students are not happy with the change because coffee is a necessity in the morning for them and they do not want to pay for it. Having to pay for coffee could make them not drink it. For students who need coffee every morning to stay alert in class, not having coffee will cause them to be tired and have trouble paying attention in class. 

     All these rule changes have upsides and downsides. The downsides to phones and coffee are that they might anger students. A downside to coffee is that students may fall asleep or be tired throughout the day. An upside to the new phone rules is that students are being forced to be productive and work on school-related things instead of messing around playing games on their phones. The new fourth drug test has no downsides only upsides because it is encouraged to help students.

One more policy change is the price of coffee. Coffee used to be free in the Dining Commons but now students have to pay 50 cents a cup. Many students are not happy with the change because coffee is a necessity in the morning for them and they do not want to pay for it. Having to pay for coffee could make them not drink it. For students who need coffee every morning to stay alert in class, not having coffee will cause them to be tired and have trouble paying attention in class. 

All these rule changes have upsides and downsides. The downsides to phones and coffee are that they might anger students. A downside to coffee is that students may fall asleep or be tired throughout the day. An upside to the new phone rules is that students are being forced to be productive and work on school-related things instead of messing around playing games on their phones. The new fourth drug test has no downsides only upsides because it is encouraged to help students.

A similar story can be found in the Prep News print edition.

 

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