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Ninth graders in charge?

The newly created student law court was put into the hands of a selected few freshmens. Many say that it isn't fair that the youngest in the highschool are running a serious decision on the sophmores, juniors, and the seniors. “It’s not fair because they shouldn’t be making decisions for seniors,” senior Brendon Muniz said. Photo attributions to Vivian Chang and Nicole Yu.
The newly created student law court was put into the hands of a selected few freshmens. Many say that it isn’t fair that the youngest in the highschool are running a serious decision on the sophmores, juniors, and the seniors. “It’s not fair because they shouldn’t be making decisions for seniors,” senior Brendon Muniz said. Photo attributions to Vivian Chang and Nicole Yu.

by Nicole Yu and Vivian Chang, staff reporters

The Student Law Court has been operating for only a few months, seeing it only started at the beginning of the school year. It is being run only by freshmen, which makes the topic controversial.

“I started the student law court with only ninth grade because I have time to work with them for the next four years, creating laws and mock trials,” faculty advisor of the Student Law Court Ms. Poulos said.

Some believe that freshmen should not run the Student Law Court because they don’t really know things about the school since it is their first year in high school. Others believe that it’s good for the school because it can give students a voice.

“It’s not fair because they shouldn’t be making decisions for seniors,” senior Brendon Muniz said.

“If other grades were officials in the student law court, I wouldn’t like the idea because we’re  the founders of it and we should have all the control,” student Law Court official Leah Tsambazis said.

Ms. Poulos believes the Student Law Court should be a heterogeneously mixed program for all grades, but she needs a core group to be trained. She informed us on how they gain all the knowledge and how she chose the certain group of people to be officials.

“They started with classes, doing case studies, they went on trips and listened to guest speakers to learn about the law and court. When they were in eighth grade, I passed around a sign-up sheet and they bravely volunteered to join the Student Law Court,” faculty advisor Ms. Poulos said.

The freshmen should not be in charge of the Student Law Court because they’ve been in high school for less than a year, which gives others the idea that they don’t know too much since they’re young.

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