We understand students should be able to have the freedom in their relationships, but couples should try being more cautious of who is around them, and take into consideration how other students will react to this. As a school, we must keep in mind that we have 7th and 8th graders on our campus who should not be seeing these sometimes quite inappropriate displays. Although there are teachers who reprimand PDA, some teachers don't do anything about it at all when they catch a couple in the act. Sophomore Cassie Harriman said, "A teacher has caught us and it seemed like she was totally okay with it, which was kind of nice." Teachers have the right to almost have a say in anything, but it bothers us that some don't care about PDA when the majority of students are irritated with this matter.
Couple Minnie Trinh and Kevin Nguyen, who have been in a relationship for two years, have never shown extreme public affection. They think that "it's just gross and disrespectful to other people; it's something that people should not be watching." Seniors Sean Comer and Ciara Rudas think that "You should only have your tongue out in public if you are impersonating Miley Cyrus."
Other students who didn’t want to be mentioned also commented that they had heard or seen more than just making out during lunch on school campus. We don’t see why anyone would go any further at school. School is an education center, not your home. PDA at Costa Mesa High School bothers us and it causes great irritation when we have to go to our lockers and ask a couple to get out of the way. It's also annoying when there is a couple spot in the middle making out when we're trying to hustle to get to class. The hallways are already crowded enough, so please don't make it worse! Physical affection is fine, just not on campus.
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