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Letters to the editor: Student’s views

Editor’s note: Students in Claire Carlyle’s writing workshop at All Hallow’s Academy wrote letters to the editor. Watch for more in the weeks ahead.

No kids allowed?

Going to Kate Sessions Park with your family was always a fun thing to do for kids on the weekends. Now all you see are college kids playing games of kickball and flag football. At first you may think, what’s so bad about that? Well, they’re also drinking alcohol and using foul language. I’ve seen fights break out for no reason whatsoever. It is not really a safe environment for young kids to be around.

I hope someday there will be a drinking ban at this park so the kids can have it back and have fun again playing on the wide open field. Recently we drove by Kate Sessions on a Saturday afternoon and all I saw were young adults holding red and blue plastic cups (most likely filled with alcohol). Not a child in sight.

Anthony Gelastopoulos

Grade 7

My time in San Diego

I came to San Diego to have a new experience in my life, live in another country without my parents, share time with my sister, and practice my English. At first I thought it was going to be really hard and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. But when school started, I believed it was going to be great. Yes, it was difficult at the beginning because I didn’t understand everything and I didn’t talk a lot.

Now I look back and realize I have made so many friends and learned so much from my school. I am leaving in a couple of months ... I’m sad because I don’t want to leave my new friends who are incredible, and this school that has helped me so much. I am happy because I am going to see all my friends in Colombia, and I am going back home to my family. I know that my experience in San Diego is one of the best I will ever have.

Laura Jaimes

Grade 8

Save our water

Water is so important in our lives. It is used for drinking, maintaining the yard, cleaning, and much more. Would you ever want that resource to be taken away? Sadly, San Diego County needs to make some serious changes or our water supply is going to be rationed and monitored.

There are easy ways we can save San Diego’s water. Water your yard only three times a week; your lawn will not die. You can take shorter showers. Did you know that by just turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, you can save about a gallon and a half of water? That adds up to about 20 gallons a week. OK, whose parents didn’t teach them to turn the tap off while brushing?

Nobody wants to see their resources taken away. If we all do something little, we can make a difference.

Julia Thackrey

Grade 8