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Off-campus lunch for seniors to be determined

After a meeting with Principal Chris Mayfield on Wednesday, seniors may have the option of off-campus lunch second semester if it is approved.
Ben Prengler
After a meeting with Principal Chris Mayfield on Wednesday, seniors may have the option of off-campus lunch second semester if it is approved.

Propping open doors and sneaking out to Sonic during lunchtime may become a thing of the past for seniors, as principal Chris Mayfield met with student and executive council president Ben Prengler Wednesday about possibly allowing off-campus lunch as soon as next semester.

“Nothing has been decided for sure, we [the administration and I] are going to keep looking at it and make a decision after Christmas break,” Mayfield said. “We’re still going to look at it more to see if it’s something we will be able to do.”

The often-deemed “privilege” wasn’t just brought up up by council members, as multiple students outside of executive clubs have voiced their opinions as well.

“I’ve had some senior students come to me personally this year and ask what I think about allowing senior off-campus lunch,” Mayfield said. “There’s just some things and details that [myself and the administration] have to go over before we can make a final decision.”

Even if administration decides not to give off-campus lunch to seniors, the meeting and acknowledgement of student wants can be considered a good sign.

“I would say [the meeting was] a step in the right direction,” Prengler said. “I think seeing that administration is open to the idea of having off campus lunch sooner than [in my opinion] was expected, is a step in the right direction, especially for the class of 2015.”

If off-campus lunch does happen, the class of 2015 may have to watch how they handle it.

“I think, if the class of 2015 were to take on this responsibility, and treat it well and respect the privilege, if it happens, it will be beneficial for classes to come,” Prengler said. “Nothing has been set in stone, nothing has been decided, there are a lot of logistical concerns that need to be addressed before anything can be implemented for sure.”

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Jillian Sanders, Editor-in-Chief
Jillian Sanders is a senior, 18 years old, and a lover of many things. She loves writing, playing the piano, reading, being outside, Younglife, and choir. She was born in Arkansas, but got out of there and moved to Texas as soon as possible when she was six years old. At home, she has two dogs, two sisters, and two house plants. She enjoys analyzing, creating, and playing music both at home and at her church, where she plays the keyboard on Sunday mornings in the praise band. The keys to Jillian’s heart can be found in nature, (she really loves nature. It’s pretty neat.), music (she cries over pretty songs), and cozy socks. She plans to attend Texas A&M University in 2017, (whoop), with a major in environmental studies. Serving the Red Ledger for her fourth and final year as three-time editor-in-chief, she is super pumped to write stories, improve the site even further, and leave a lasting legacy.
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Benjamin Prengler has many titles: President of Student Council, President of the Class of 2015, professional drummer, and photojournalist. Through the years he has learned the values of honesty and trustworthiness (unusual traits for a future politician). He is a Junior in Lovejoy High School, and has attended the district since Kindergarten. He is interested in politics; so don’t ask him about anything political, because he’ll give you a long speech. Favorite TV shows include, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and The Colbert Report. Favorite movies include Inglourious Basterds, Forrest Gump, and The Shawshank Redemption. Favorite food includes, beef brisket, beef ribs, beef brisket sandwich. Favorite drink is Dr. Pepper.

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