Opinion: Problems with P.T. Field at SEA
By Rigo Macias and Daniel Espinoza
What does privilege mean to you? Southeast Academy has a lot of problems on the campus and it includes a lot of items that need to be remodeled and it doesn’t get the attention that it deserves. We have been given hand-me-downs while the district helps out other schools, allowing them to get new items every year. Where are the resources for SEA? Southeast Academy has not been remodeled, which it badly needs and students are also getting injured every year because of the numerous holes in the grass. John Glenn just got a new field and it made their campus look very impressive, while Southeast hasn’t gotten anything from the district. We need a new field because so many cadets have gotten injured and we don’t have a voice here because the district never listens and this needs to change. Student voices matter. The following are a few comments about this issue that were brave enough to speak up.
These are some of the questions asked of Cadets and their thoughts about our P.T. Field:
- Do you feel safe running on the grass at P.T.?
Cadet Martin Gonzalez: “I don’t feel safe at all when I run on the field at P.T. and I’m constantly looking out for holes in the grass worried about rolling my ankle. This is not fair because John Glenn never has to worry about the issue.”
- Do you have any likes or dislikes about P.T.?
Cadet Bernal: “I am very motivated to workout because the workouts are very intense and I learned through the challenging workouts how to push myself to my limit and not give up.”
- Have you or someone you know at Southeast Academy gotten injured while running on the field at P.T.?
Cadet 2nd Class Bandera : “Yes. When we were running a mile for the PT test, Cadet Macia and I were running together. His ankle got stuck in a hole and he rolled it. Luckily everything was okay.”
- How challenging are the workouts at P.T.?
Cadet Johnny Quezada: “PT has been really challenging but it is getting easy day by day for me and I want to get in shape.”
- Do you have any solutions to fix the problems at Southeast?
Anonymous: “Funding from the district so we can make our school look very appealing.”
- Should we be required to work out in the P.T. field?
Anonymous: “If safe, yes. I’m just a little frustrated that cadets at Southeast Academy keep on rolling their ankles constantly and I just want to stop worrying about it and hopefully the district comes up with a solution soon. “