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Editorial: Hell’s Bells at Bear River

Editorial Cartoon by Desi Kreiter

The new bells at Bear River seem to be leaving kids with their ears ringing.

Bear River High School is usually thought to be a nice, calm school environment, but it seems with the new bells has disrupted the peace. We at The Current believe the bells have become loud and irritating, with some students feeling like they may be in trouble.

Bear River’s Principal Dr. Amy Besler believes that the new bell system is a great addition to Bear River’s campus, even though there may be a few kinks.

Once we have the kinks worked out, there is no doubt that this system is better for students,” said Dr. Besler. “There are safety features that are far superior to our previous system, like the ability to page a single classroom in the event of a particular classroom-based incident.”

Dr. Besler continued by talking about how the bell technology allows teachers to set up their own bells in their rooms.

“Additionally, the ability to customize bells to individual learning spaces is beneficial for students and staff as different courses have different needs — like the need to have clean-up bells in art and shops, as an example,” she said.

Junior Kody Johnson, who transferred from from Vista Del Lago High School, felt that the bells were loud and obnoxious.

“Yeah, here it’s pretty loud,” said Johnson. “When I hear it, it kind of makes my ears ring and that’s not a good feeling because it sounds like I’m getting told to go back to my cell block.”

Freshman Cadyn Wilson, who came from Magnolia, also disliked the bells.

“It’s pretty annoying,” said Wilson. “I think it’s too loud and it’s a really annoying noise. Like at Magnolia, it’s not as there — like it’s just you can hear it but it’s not as extreme.”

Wilson continued to talk about how they could hopefully change the volume of the bells and maybe even shorten the duration a little bit.

“I think they should at least change the volume or make them shorter because they’re, really very loud and last for like 3 seconds,” she said.

Senior Zach Rubey thinks that the bells are really loud and obnoxious.

“It makes me really angry before the next class,” said Rubey. “I end up going into class really angry. It makes me wanna rock somebody’s body and I really hate those bells.”

Rubey acknowledged that Vice Principal Cathy Peterson has heard his complaints and was making adjustments.

“I wanna say shout-out to Peterson because she’s working on changing the bells,” he said.

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Editorial: Hell’s Bells at Bear River