SLA’s lunch line has been an ongoing issue for years, until now. Within two months, cutting in the lunch has been minimized. Fewer students have been seen cutting or creating huge clumps of people in the line.
Before these big changes to the lunch line were put into effect, advisors were expected to show a short slide presentation explaining what the issue at lunch is and how student government is going to handle the change. One new measure that has reduced the chaos of the lunch line is the new divider. The divider stands at the front of the line because this is where most students cut. It helps people see students who attempt to cut. The second measure is the patrollers. They stand at the front of the line and they report if any student cuts in the line. Though there isn’t a patroller at the end of the line most of the cutting occurs in the front. The patrollers were selected by senior and student body president Tamir Harper.
“I personally selected students that I thought were interested, but also students began to hear about becoming a monitor. They came up and asked me about it and we began to add them to the spreadsheet. After they did three bands of monitoring they got a discount on their prom ticket,” Harper explained.
These hand selected individuals receive several perks for their work. Besides the reduced pricing in prom tickets, monitors gain roughly fifteen dollars after three bands. However, this money can only be used for SLA affiliated fees, such as senior dues. But being a monitor isn’t always easy, according to Junior Autumn Lor:
The lunch line has seen improvement and the line appears to not have huge groups of students as it did before.