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BREAKING NEWS! Wolfpacket room relocated!

Students’ opinions on the abrupt change from room 104 to 709
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Mayo Ou

Since even before the start of the school year, returning editors and reporters alike texted the new Wolfpacket Editors-in-Chief about an odd change to their schedules. Something was wrong, they said. Why was the Wolfpacket class, always held previously in Room 104 near the theater, now showing up as room 702 on their schedules?
Due to the addition of a new Introduction to Engineering Design course offered by Baldy View ROP this year, the former Wolfpacket and IB Computer Science room had been taken over. The editors got outraged. Mr. Glavin contacted the administration, but the mood was that there was nothing they could do. Jack Warren, an Editor-in-Chief of the Wolfpacket, sent a long email highlighted with several reasons that the class should remain in its previous spot to Dr. Mitchell, but nothing could be changed.
Caroline Warren, reporter: “The administration messed up. Boo Baldy View. This room smells, too. And Jack’s not happy, which means I’m not happy.”
Jack Warren, Assistant Editor-in-Chief: “It’s the worst thing since Starbucks brought back the fall menu.”
Anna Jiang, Head Features Editor: “I think that this room is disgusting and a downgrade from our previous room, because this place smells like body odor every time I come in here. The only benefit is that we got a new microwave. This room sucks.”
Kate Mitchell, Assistant Features Editor: “My issue with this room is that it’s a little too small for our big personalities. The noise bounces off the walls, so I can’t think straight. We also get noise complaints from next door.”
Outside of the Wolfpacket, the thoughts are still the same. IB Computer Science classes were also moved to room 702, with Dylan Digrazia explaining that BVROP had the authority to take over the room when they wanted to.
Ryan Donner, in IB Computer Science HL: “Room 104 was kind of iconic. The cardboard cutout things were kind of funny, but the computers in there sucked. Some of them couldn’t even keep time. But the new room always smells of food — probably because of Wolfpacket, and it smells bad. Every day after lunch we go in and it smells horrible. I like the computers better in Room whatever-it-is-now, but Room 104 was probably a better room.
However, the Engineering Design students interviewed did not seem to have the same care for the room that the former Room 104 students have.
Frida Rivera: “I don’t think that the room is practical for the class or for the teacher. It’s hard to move around in and when you first walk into the class it feels like everyone is squished into one side of the room while the other half remains empty and unused. I don’t think that my teacher, Mr. Pedraza, enjoys walking back and forth every class from his laptop in the back of the room to the front of the classroom. We rarely even use the computers in the class — most of the time, we’re doing work on our school iPads. I find it very hard to move around — that’s my main complaint.”
Zach Bassett: “I’m in Room 104 right now and those computers are the most s*** things I’ve ever used in my entire life.”
On that note, it seems as if there is — now nearly two months into the school year — no choice but to keep the status quo. Students and teachers alike will have to stick with the rooms they are placed in and simply wait for the situation to improve to their liking.

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Mayo Ou, Co-Head News Editor
Mayo Ou is a junior at CHS and the Co-Head News Editor, Website Manager, and interim Business Manager for the Wolfpacket in her third year on the staff. This year, Ou is working hard to survive her various AP and IB classes while also taking Calc 3 at Pomona, but is not sure if she will make it through the year. Ou joined the Wolfpacket her freshman year because she enjoys writing, but is also fascinated by STEM and hopes to go into a science-related field one day. Outside of class, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and learning new things. Ou is an officer of German club, runs for both cross-country, track and field, pole-vaults, and is a frequent volunteer at both Pomona Valley Hospital and the California Botanic Garden. On a typical day, one can find her reviewing AP Chem notes, doing math homework, or running with her friends. She is looking forward to another amazing year in the Wolfpacket!
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