Procrastination Leading You Towards The "Senior Center"!Tuesday, May 15, 2012 By Chelsey Koma
A classroom named "The Senior Center" is especially made for seniors and is currently still open (although a student stole a computer mouse recently), and will remain open to the future senior classes. First as an old classroom full of dust, broken tables, and "Famous Cookie boxes, it was renovated into the so-called "Senior Center" in January. the main purpose of this center was to provide seniors with computers and printers so they could work on their homework and projects. Can you believe it? Every single mac in the center was bought brand new and still is. Not only the macs are new, but the printers and "Windows" computers are too. To add a little more excitement to the room, the faculty decided to include a new flat screen t.v. that is installed upon the wall. Our Vice Principal Mr. Kevin Yuen, wanted to have a special artistic frame on the wall that represented our senior class. So he made a special request for the students to create an art frame, using their creativity. If you look onto the left wall of the classroom, you'll see an art frame saying "One team, One dream, One Kaimuki". Recently, projects have been booming (assigned from senior teachers Ms. Yee and Mrs. Akamine), making our students cram work and scram for computers at the senior center. Many students tend to procrastinate and wait til the day before a deadline, so those teachers (because they care) choose to stay until late hours of the night keeping the senior center available. "The center comes in handy" says Senior Emi Yamada. Happily, majority of the students finish their projects by at least 8:00 pm and if not, 11:00 pm. But no matter how late students take to complete a certain assignment, teachers use up their dinner time to stay. So was building the center effective? Many students say how it helps them get their homework done. According to Senior Alaura Ward, she says, "I LOVE IT! STOP LOCKING US OUT!" She said the center is the only way how she gets things done, and it sucks whenever it is closed. The Senior Center has proven to be helpful this school year, according to several seniors and KHS faculty.