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Kenney causes chaos

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As the school year begins, a new force is sweeping the school. Of course, that force is the screams (or maybe it is just a conversational voice) of sophomore Daniel Kenney.

The assault on MC students’ ears began on the first day of school; however, it was passed off as some first day of school hype.

The problem escalated on August 27th, when Kenney’s cacophonous roars began to reach other classrooms.

“It sounded like there was a student in pain or something,” John Earnest, who teaches across the hall said. “But it was really just that kid in room M-1. The worst part is, it has just been getting louder and louder. I’ve been considering bringing earplugs for second period.”

The problem was escalated further when the admin office had to deal with Kenney’s ridiculous yelling sessions.

“We had been hearing teachers complain about someone being obnoxiously loud during class, but never believed them,” Principal George Mango said. “I’m actually impressed, MC is a pretty big school, and he seems to be able to disrupt classes school-wide by just talking.”

However, the situation has started to get out of hand, resulting in complaints from people who live near the school.

“On a particularly bad day, I got a call from a concerned neighbor who lives across Carmel Mountain Road,” Mango said. “She thought we were torturing our students, but finals week hasn’t even begun yet.”

Parents have even started to take notice, and are concerned about the long-term effects of being forced to hear the deafeningly loud screams of Kenney on a daily basis.

“I just don’t think it is safe to be hearing this on a daily basis,” one concerned parent said. “I feel like this doesn’t create the best learning environment, but I’m not sure what the school can do.It’s like a constant earthquake.”

The real problem, though, is how he seems to be incapable of stopping, or even lowering the volume.

“Every day it keeps getting worse,” Earnest said. “I don’t know how I’ll be able to teach with all this noise going on, maybe we will have to take up sign language. Perhaps one day he’ll learn how to lower his whisper to a shout.”

About Brandon Noyes

This year is Bradon's first year on staff, where he is a writer. He is in Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, and is on the swim team. Brandon enjoys skiing, sailing, and eating most foods.

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