Month: November 2017

Are Earbuds a Distraction?

  Throughout the entire day, thin white cords can be seen in a death grip on a great number of phones, frequently unwrapped and placed in the ears of many to play music. A majority of students enjoy listening to music when there is a generous amount of time available; whether it’s while driving to or from school, walking to first period, during break, after classes end, or while doing homework. Among this crowd are an elite group of students who manage to cram music every free minute of the day and can be seen sporting the buds in their ears in-between classes, in classes if allowed, walking to school meeting or lunch. Nearly every time you see them, the dedicated listeners most likely have them in and are playing something already. Last year, there was a brief announcement made by Ms. Julianne and Dr. John referencing the growing appearance of earbuds in all aspects of campus life. Concerned about the regular use of earbuds during the school day, there was a talk about wanting …