(Copyright 1998. All rights reserved.)

The Tattoo

--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---

November 9, 1998

-- 8th in a Series --

Mind over (construction) matter

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998
Due to the fact  than an overwhelming majority
of past construction journal entries have had
extremely negative connotations with somewhat
cynical undertones, I have resolved to bring
attention to the finer points of Bristol
Eastern's current renovations.

A thrilling attribute of our renovations is the
daily mob of students that engulf the minuscule
capacity of the halls. Isn't it a nice change of
pace to converse with your neighbor while only
inches from their face? It gives a whole new
meaning to the phrase 'too close for comfort.'

I don't even have to move, quite convenient
actually. I just float along in the midst of a
cattle herd signaled by the ringing of
monotonous bells. Moooo...
Also, what all the fuss about the construction
noises? They don't bother me, I actually find
them quite invigorating, especially while taking
a test. The answers seem to resound ever so
clearly in the recesses of my mind, or maybe
that's just the jack-hammering. Yes, I'd say
they're almost musical. Who knows? Among the
construction workers there may by the next
Mozart: bang-whap-korf-rat-tat.
Well, there you have it. Renovations can be fun!
Flexibility, people. Flexibility!
-- Chantelle Garzone, sophomore, Bristol Eastern
High School

Tuesday, October 27, 1998
I have always thought it a cruel joke to give
false hope. The English teachers have been
informed they will have their rooms returned to
them by Christmas. I highly doubt this in our
futures. In addition, the lack of insulation,
ceiling, and tiles has made Eastern incredibly
cold. The main problem with this is
administration doesn't allow jackets to be worn
in the building. Of course, God forbid they turn
the heat up a notch. (It might waste tax money!)
-- Merissa Mastropiero, junior, Bristol Eastern

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998
You know how you're walking down the hall and
the bell rings for the start of class, and
your're almost there, and you are tardy? It
hasn't happened to me yet, but it might because
of artificial walls blocking some hallways. I
think they should at least reduce the size of
the walls, and put a wall going down both sides
of the hallways so you can at least use all of
-- Joe Aparo, sophomore, Bristol Central High

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