Northwest NEWS

May 31, 1999

Editorial

Treat others as you would like to be treated

   As I glance around this school, I notice one thing. The staff, as well as students, have little or no respect. I have attended Cedarcrest High School for three years and have witnessed several events which have led me to this conclusion.

   For example: I was in the main office one day tending to some business when a girl (unknown) came out of Mr. LaBate's office in hysterics. She had obviously been crying. As she left, a few loitering teachers laughed, not even knowing what was going on.

   A few more examples are: pushing in the hallways, cutting in the lunch lines, driving dangerously before and after school, misuse of bathroom facilities, foul language, teasing other students, total disrespect during assemblies, and so on. My point isn't to sound like a nagging mother, but a concerned student and member of this community.

   The major issue with respect is that if you lack it, you tend to treat others like dirt. There always is the possibility of something similar to Littleton's experience happening here. And if people here keep treating each other the way they are, it could happen soon. I want everyone in this community to remember this: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Libby Fitting, CHS student