Traffic on Main Street


Audrey Perez, Reporter

As the 2022-23 school year begins, many students are frustrated with the crowding and traffic in the hallways. The hallways here are worse than New York streets on New Year’s; full of people, overcrowded and loud.

As the school year begins there is usually traffic in the hallways due to people trying to find their way around the winding halls of the school, but now, a month into school, we should not have this much traffic in the hallways.

It’s the sixth week of school and although I wish I could say the hallway traffic got better, I honestly think it got worse.

As the school year progresses, students make more friends in their classes. This causes them to want to meet up in between classes and just stop in the middle of the hallways or just talk and walk extremely slow, like come on guys it’s not that hard.

Another reason that causes traffic is people who walk on the wrong side of the hallway. I cannot tell you how many times I have been walking on the right side of the hallway and there are people going the opposite way crashing into me.

You will just be walking and then suddenly you are getting crashed into or almost trampled. Seriously I think some people don’t know left from right. It’s common-sense what side to walk on, and people still can’t do it. Like seriously can you not see how everyone is walking.

Another thing that causes traffic in the halls is the people who have backpacks that roll and stick out two feet out behind them.

These backpacks are useful for people who have a disability and can’t carry a big backpack on their back and are fine to use- if the person actually needs one.

Although there are people who need them, sometimes we see people who don’t really need them using them, and these cause a lot of traffic.

For example, the other day I was walking up the stairs and when I got to the top someone with a rolling backpack, and they stopped on the top of the stairs, and I almost fell because I hit the backpack. So, then the person with the backpack just stared at me and gave me the worst look.

Honestly, I don’t understand why people who don’t need rolling back packs have them. For one, you are going to have to carry it to go up the stairs anyways. Secondly, they cause so much unnecessary traffic that we could avoid.

I also think they are a hazard to people walking near them. As I explained, the students just stopped at the top of the stairs with their backpack. I almost tripped but since I was paying attention, I was able to catch myself.

Although I pay attention, that does not mean everyone does. Just imagine other people might get hurt if they are not paying attention. They could fall and maybe hurt their ankle, break their arm trying to catch themselves, or maybe even hurt others.

Personally, I think rolling backpacks are very dangerous and unnecessary for people who don’t need them.

These are just some of the few reasons I think that cause traffic in the hallways. So, if you do one of these things just know you are one of the causes for traffic and people are probably annoyed of you.