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Breaking all the rules

By: Hannah Miller [Co-editor of Yearbook]

A big issue at Marion High School lately is how the code of conduct is being broken left and right by many of the students. Many of these students aren’t in any sports or activities, so they feel they have nothing to lose, but they do. They are losing respect from the adults in the community as well as some of their peers. The biggest of all is they are breaking the law, which can get them in huge trouble!

Many students that are breaking the code of conduct think they can’t get into any trouble because they aren’t having to sit out for any sports and they are right. They aren’t getting any punishments like they should. They aren’t getting in any trouble for doing something that is against the law! These students should get into some kind of trouble either through the school or through the police officers.

The students just want to have fun and be crazy, but there is a way to do this without alcohol or drugs. There are many other things to do like go to movies, hang out with sober friends, or even just join a sport or activity to stay out of trouble. Kids at Marion need to find a way to have fun without breaking the code of conduct.

Overall the way the students at Marion treat the code of conduct needs to change. They shouldn’t be allowed to just keep breaking the rules without getting into any trouble. Students at Marion should start respecting the people around them, the rules of the school, and especially themselves.

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    Anonymous AlsoSep 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I agree with Anonymous. We need some senior that are able to represent, BUT in a good way.

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    #varsitySep 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

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    AnonymousSep 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I think the senior class is at least trying to be leaders… they’re just being too rude about it. I’ve heard people be harassed by them at volleyball and football games because they aren’t showing enough spirit. Idk if they’re drinking or doing drugs… and I guess it’s not for me to judge. Innocent until proven guilty. But if they want to live up to the great leadership of the 2010 class they’re going to have to have a couple of reforms 🙁

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    MARK STONE #VARSITYSep 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    people shouldn’t make comments about things they know nothing about…not anonymous.

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    WinstonSep 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Just has to show how the difference between this years senior class and last years is. Its embarassing to the whole school how some of the seniors act. Learn how to be leaders or they should be kicked out and others should take charge.

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    not anonymous.Sep 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I think that to start, we should have a group of seniors standing at the front of the student section representing Marion High School that dont show up completely smashed or high. and i cant believe that semler, laube, and doc tom dont smell alcohol on the breath of some of those guys.

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    SamSep 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I believe this article is mostly about how, since non-athletes and those who are apart of no activities aren’t obligated to sign the code of conduct, they are under no pressure to do the right thing and are therefore frequent offenders. But I agree, anonymous, that those who actually sign the code should be the most prominent of people to abide by it!

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    JordanSep 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I just get annoyed when people do stuff- and then don’t get caught. I agree with you Sam, this isn’t a perfect world, and we can’t really prevent people from doing that stuff.

    It just makes me sad, knowing that people break it on a regular basis, and then realizing that it’s not even a negative social norm. In the end, all it does is hurt them, and our school athletics and activities .

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    anonymousSep 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Let’s take this article a step further because not only should the students be expected to follow the code of conduct, teachers and coaches should as well and it’s pretty obvious there are some who do not follow the code of conduct.

    The article also seems to be directed only towards non-athletes or those who choose not to participate in school activities. Perhaps I am jaded but I do not believe all athletes/others noted are in compliance with the code of conduct…they are just not getting caught and there is only so much that can be done based on rumors or heresay. If you’re going to have a code of conduct and state athletes who drink or do drugs can’t play then you need to have something in place to enforce that rule. Random drug testing on a regular basis would be a good start.

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    SamSep 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Breaking the code of conduct isn’t an intrinsically negative action. Sure, we athletes and people in activities hold it in holy regard, but can we necessarily impose our beliefs on our peers? The law can, sure, because it’s set to protect citizens; which is, sadly, not the same thing as helping them down the right path.

    Of course in a perfect world it would be great if everyone did what is best for them, but it’s an impossible social virtue. We should consider disdain in self-destruction a prerequisite to activities — and as for those who break the Code without thought of hurting people on the team… one should just silently acknowledge that they’ve condemned themselves and that there’s nothing that could have prevented it, not even full government or school interference.

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