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Emery senior Maya Zehavi works on her college essay in the senior lounge.
Dating back to my first year at Emery/Weiner, we would be forced to live through six classes a day, in addition to four days a week. Then there was that one day - Wednesday - that all of the students despised. Every Wednesday, we would have to torture and suffer through all eight of our classes in the whole day (this day was referred to as Day 0).
We all eventually got used to the schedule, and wouldn’t complain about it because we were so immune to it, but it wasn’t our cup of tea. Now, things have really changed around here.
We have a brand-new 10-day block rather than our 5-day block. We have no Day 0’s; now we have eight days that have similar schedules, The early reactions to the new schedule have all been somewhat displeasing.
Senior Maya Zehavi said, “There's no sense of routine or order about it and the 30 minute lunches are an impediment to my hunger.” She added, ”It’s very interesting so far and I’m going to give it more of an opportunity. A lot of things could change even though the schedule seems a little rough at first.”
It’s definitely very early in the year, which means that students' opinions are bound to develop.