Pencils FTW

Alexis Mayhue

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May Ray Day
May 19, 2015

“It got to the point where I had to go out and buy my own– Staples saved me with pencils by the box.”

Take a moment and dig around in the bottom of your purse or the top shelf of your locker, okay? What I need you to do is pull out a pencil whether it be mechanical or wooden.

Why, you ask?

It’s Pencil Day!

Too many people use pens nowadays and it’s time to take a step back to the simpler times.

From sketching to writing, pencils are the way to go (I’d say you can’t erase pens but in today’s times, you can).

Unlike most teachers, Mrs. Zong doesn’t worry about getting her pencils back. “If they don’t have a pencil for my class then they don’t have one for the one after mine– or before mine, really. Taking it back only makes their day harder. I don’t believe it’s right to penalize a student for not having a pencil– it’s better to just help them out and get on with class.”

If you want to think back to middle school you can probably remember some teachers making you trade your shoes or pens for a pencil, like Mr. Hescox. Or maybe those teachers that do the whole “Well, that sucks.” (jerks).

Whatever the case may be, get your pencil out and go about the day the write (hahahaha) way.