What We Find in Our Lockers


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Arrow Schilling, Reporter

People often discover sticky notes, water bottles, and even actual plants in places meant for our school supplies and backpacks. It’s a hit or miss when you leave your locker unlocked. Although it’s advised against, many students treat their friends’ lockers as mailboxes. Sophomore Bentley Smith constantly finds little trinkets in his locker, stating, “It’s fun and really lightens up my day.” Smith has received fuzzy worms, small paintings, and sticky notes with little messages on them.

It’s all in good fun, although there can be some unexpected downsides. According to Smith, “It’s good to know people have opinions, especially about my mother.” When asked to specify, Smith shared, “I once received a note from Connor Reginald Skrum asking to take my mother on a date, to which I politely declined.” Another instance where Bentley found less-than-pleasing surprises was when he discovered weird fruits placed in his locker.

When asked for other opinions on the matter, it appears that the locker presents are mainly happening in the sophomore section. “I think we might have done that when we were freshmen,” senior Claire Morgan said. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the lockers were out of use for a few years, leading to the complete abandonment of locker presents. But now, with presents appearing in more lockers, students have been searching for random items to place in their friends’ lockers. As long as things don’t get out of hand, students are happy to give and receive items that help strengthen bonds and uplift moods.