By Thomas Nico Jimenez
Students of Independence High School were greeted to the new year by a large fence that surrounds all of senior stage, and the parts of the quad. So far many students feel the fence is a nuisance, impeding their daily routes getting to class.
When asked about the fence Senior Evelyn Huynh said, “It takes me a longer time to get across campus, since I go from D to the end of C. Because of the fence, I now have to take a detour because the route I take is closed.”
The whole purpose of the fence is to fix the damage that has accumulated through the 43 years since the school has been established. The main culprit being root damage coming from the trees on campus.
“Our campus is over 40 years old, we have four areas where we are doing a pavement project on and one of those is the center quad, ” said Principal Mr. Berg. “The goal is to have the construction finished by early March. The majority of the loud and heavy lifting is going to happen during the February break.”
These pavement projects include the G quad, areas of the girls locker room and N building. It is expected that this project will last until early March, however rain will cause some delays to this. Since BOTC will be around during that time, it may affect some class activities that usually occur on senior stage.
“We are afraid that it may affect BOTC, and where powderpuff and airband is going to perform. Senior class president Raymond Dinh says, “If the fence lasts we may have to perform on the field which we do not recommend.”