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A Student’s Take on NHHS’s Campus Modernization

Out With the Old and in With the New
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The North Hollywood Campus has undergone drastic changes over the summer. The new C Building is finally open, and a massive portion of campus, including the Kennedy and Frasher buildings, has been blocked off for construction.

There have been mixed reviews on the new building. Some think that the style is very hostile, while others believe that the campus looks new and clean. 

Erica Sherkin

Senior Noe Vasquez comments, “Lowkey the campus doesn’t feel like a high school. It feels like a hospital or a college.”

Senior Angelina Campos says, “The new campus almost feels like a jail.” 

On the other hand, senior Katie Rodrigues says “The new classrooms are way better.” But regardless of whatever opinion one has on the completed buildings, everyone agrees that the current construction makes campus extremely crowded and hard to navigate.

The construction makes traffic crazy.

— Angelina Campos

Rodriguez says, “I like the new building, but I hate the construction because they are taking over the agriculture area and we [FFA] have to move inside Lepore’s room.”

Campos agrees, saying “The construction makes traffic crazy.”

Senior Jacqueline Puentes says, “The new campus is better than our old one, but construction is making my life harder.” 

Everyone is adjusting to these changes, but seniors especially are struggling to come to terms with the fact that their last year on campus won’t look like the school they know.

“It feels pretty hectic, and I’m relieved that we’re leaving,” says Griselda Salinas. 

“It’s kind of half and half,” says Ava Hernandez. “The last four years we’ve seen the progression of all the construction on the new building, and it’s nice to actually go inside of it, but knowing that they cut the campus in half…it feels kind of claustrophobic, you know?”

Regardless of opinions on aesthetic or convenience, the new building represents the modernization of our learning environment as a whole, and the construction is a promise of change to come. In several years, future Huskies can enjoy an entirely new, modern campus. For now, current Huskies are getting by. 

Hernandez sums up the experience succinctly, saying “It’s a positive and a negative – we get to experience the new building but there’s also all this traffic.”

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Sandhya Mathew (He/They), Editor-in-Chief
Hi, my name is Sandhya. I am the editor-in-chief for the NHHS Arcade and a senior at North Hollywood High School. I am interested in pursuing politics, but am also passionate about music and art.
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