Thoughtful Thursdays

As students settle into the new year, along with our new principal Greg Magno, students probably notice the new addition to every Thursday. Some may believe having to do the “Thoughtful Thursday” assignments are great for students to review their lessons, but not everyone is happy about seeing their “Thoughtful Thursday” assignment as they walk into their classes.

“I don’t like it at all,” junior Sierra Molina said. “No one else sees it, and it is a waste of time and paper.”

Some students believe it is taking up the time that they could be learning.

“I believe that it is a waste of our valuable class time as well as an inconvenience for our teachers who need every second of time they can muster in the shorts periods to get through the days’ lesson,” sophomore Marissa Mahajan said.

Some students like the idea, but do not enjoy the way it is executed.

“I think the attention of it all is good, but the outcome is a little cheesy,” sophomore Annika Honselaar said.

But there are those who enjoy it. This includes students and teachers on the campus.

“I think “Thoughtful Thursday” has a place in any academic institution,” Jim Scherer said.

Most teachers believe that it gives the students a good chance to go over the information.

“I really enjoy Thoughtful Thursdays,” Michael Engebrits said. “A lot of teachers have their students reflect on what they have learned because it helps students retain the material, find where they might be struggling, and gives them time to digest what has been going on in their classes on a daily or weekly basis.”

The teachers enjoy giving their students more time to think.

“I think that it is useful because I think that reflection is an important learning tool,” Robin Falcone said. “I believe students need to have time to be reflective and to think about what they are learning and to have goals for themselves.”

The students that enjoy the topic take the chance to go over what they have learned.

“I think it’s a great way to designate time to reflect on our busy lives,” senior Lyla Birenbaum said.

Even the new students on campus enjoy the time to think for themselves.

“I think Thoughtful Thursday is great because students can review what they have learned in the past week and be reminded of the Sundevil way,” freshman Kerstin Lind said.

In the end, people have their own opinions on the matter, but they need to get used to doing it, because it seems to be something that will stay.


Written by Morgan Lanyon

Morgan is a senior at Mt. Carmel High School. She is kept constantly busy with varsity field hockey, Hebrew school, swim team, and being the co-Editor in Chief of the MC Sun. She has a problem with watching too much TV, and eating an excessive amount of snacks. She knows the lyrics to practically every Billy Joel song, and doesn't care who knows. She also knows about most celebrities, and can answer your questions almost as fast as the internet.