Parking hassles for Red Land seniors

By Stephanie Brothers,
Senior, Red Land High School
One of the biggest privileges of being a senior at Red Land High School is to park in the upper parking lot. As a junior, you are only allowed to park in the lower lot (which is quite a long walk to the building, especially on cold, snowy days). This school year, only some seniors are able to park in the upper lot. …


In order to park on school property, you must pay for and apply for a parking pass. The school knew how many senior parking spaces were there – the number hasn’t changed since the past years. The school gave out senior passes to the first seniors who turned in their applications (enough to still have some visitor parking at the end of the parking lot). Obviously, some students didn’t listen to the announcements of first come, first served regarding the passes. After receiving their parking passes, which were only good for the lower lot, they complained to the administration.
In an attempt to fix this issue, the school made the decision that parking spaces in the upper lot were to be available for all seniors. If every senior would drive to school, the upper lot would be completely full, as well as a good portion of the lower lot. Once the parking lot is full, seniors must park with the juniors. So basically if you get to school late, you have to park down in the lower lot.
This did not really cause a problem with me until just recently when I was forced to park in the lower lot after returning from a class at another building. I was extremely angry, especially since I had to take the long walk in the rain.
I know it might seem like I’m making a big deal over nothing, but I’m not the only one who is mad over this new parking system. I have heard many seniors complain about having to park down in the junior parking lot. My class has watched all the other seniors before us have the privilege to use that lot without any issues. It’s just a tradition for seniors to park there.
I don’t understand why the administration “fixed

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One Response to Parking hassles for Red Land seniors

  1. Nikki Bauserman says:

    I had to park in the junior lot once. It infuriated me. I have spent 4 years now at Red Land and deserve to park in upper/senior parking lot. Its only fair!

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