Students restricted from eating in the Media Arts Center

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Three piles of trash were left out on Monday, leading teachers to restrict students from eating in the building. The restriction will last for one week. Photo courtesy of Margo Wixsom.

Three piles of trash were left out on Monday, leading teachers to restrict students from eating in the building. The restriction will last for one week. Photo courtesy of Margo Wixsom.

Due to students’ failure to throw away trash, food and beverages have been banned from all areas in Palo Alto High School’s Media Arts Center this week.

According to photography and yearbook teacher Margo Wixsom, teachers of the MAC have asked nicely for trash to be cleaned, but took this steeper measure when three tables piled high with trash were abandoned on Monday.

“There was a mountain of trash yesterday,” Wixsom said. “There was crushed food and candy in the new rugs.”

However, junior Aadit Narayanaswamy believes that the whole community should not be punished for several students’ wrongdoings.

“I understand it’s a new building and people want to keep it in pristine condition, but it’s still a space meant to be used by the student body,” Narayanaswamy said. “Keeping it new forever is impossible.”

Another issue coming to light is the mistreatment of MAC furniture. Teachers are having problems with furniture being thrown, jumped on and used as toys.

No action has currently been taken to stop these deeds. However, that may be subject to change if the situation grows further out of hand.

“It’s discouraging and disheartening that students treat the MAC this way,” Wixsom said. “I would like to have the MAC as close to the same condition as it was the first day.”