Warriors Gear Up To Face Their Greatest Challenge Yet: Masks


Chase Robinson

Mask Mandate: Sophomore Brooke Robinson poses showcasing the uncomfortable yet necessary mask. Although not favorable, the mask not only protects oneself and others, but also our school year in the mighty 11 stories.

The students of North Atlanta have had to deal with many struggles and hardships over the last year and a half. They’ve had to endure learning while sitting in front of their computers for seven hours a day, five days a week for the entirety of their 2020-2021 academic year, and that doesn’t even include their time spent at home since March of the 2019-2020 school year. Their newest struggle has a much more close and personal effect than any other. In fact, the struggle lies right on their face: masks. 

However, students do understand that if they want to be able to learn safely in person, they will have to take all the precautions necessary and available. It comes down to whether or not students are willing to sacrifice comfort and convenience which, fortunately, most are inclined to do so. “I feel very comfortable with my mask on at school. The only issue that I face is walking up the stairs, but once I catch my breath I’m alright,” said sophomore Kennedy Marable.

While the vast majority of students appear to be like Kennedy, there are some that are more rebellious when it comes to wearing their masks. It isn’t very common, but there have been instances where students are not wearing their masks properly. “Some people have been wearing their mask wrong with it under their nose or chin when talking,” said sophomore Brooke Robinson. “I know that wearing masks at school can be uncomfortable at times, but I understand that we wear them to keep us and those around us safe.”

Robinson’s perspective is correct, and it’s important that the students of North Atlanta maintain proper mask etiquette while remaining inside the building for the sake of themselves and others. While most students understand and adhere to the necessity of wearing their masks, some are less disciplined than others at times. If we want to remain in our beloved 11 stories, we will have to stay diligent.