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Parking Problems

Students Relocate To Staff Lot on Falcon Day
Thomas Treviño
Student parking lot during Falcon Day.

Three students were left unsure of where to park on Falcon Day. Before guest speakers arrived, the only available places were in the accessible and staff parking sections, and administration had to redirect students to the staff parking strip, as the designated student section was filled. 

Regular parking passes are $25 and all three of these students have purchased a pass. One of the students who struggled to find a spot, Chloe Sorenson, said she felt upset that there was nowhere left in student parking, considering she has a pass. 

“What would have happened if there were no spots left in the staff area?” Chloe Sorenson, a student forced to park on the staff strip, said. “It’s frustrating considering I’ve had my parking spot all year. I know part of the issue is people parking without a pass”

The parking lot has been almost completely filled by 8:50 in recent weeks. Students arriving close to the first block have found difficulty arriving to their class on time because of time spent looking for a spot.

“I know to a certain degree, it’s my own responsibility,” Sorenson said. “But it’s concerning when three students don’t know where to park.” 

According to Assistant Principal Mr. Horton, an initial 52 spots were set aside for students, and the school has exceeded their parking permit count for the year with 58 passes. However, there are a total of 79 parking spots on the campus, some of which the administration is allowing students to use. 

“Our main goal is to not turn anyone away for parking,” Horton said. “We understand how important transportation is for this campus. We are starting to get weary of it, and if we get to that point, we can look at other options.” 

The administration is handling the situation with an assumption there will be three to four students absent every day in accordance to attendance trends, and as of now, no student has been unable to park. The new campus is being built for a capacity of 500 students, meaning there should be two to three times the amount of spots as the current lot, according to Horton.

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Abbey Shultz, Section Editor
Abbey Shultz is currently a junior at HCCPHS and is the section editor for opinion pieces and feature stories. She spends most of her free time listening to music, reading, and writing. She is an advocate for Oxford commas and wants to eventually go into a writing career. Her goal for her time with The Wingspan is to improve with every article.
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Thomas Treviño is an aspiring Journalist who has a taste for fashion, art, photography, and everything in between. Treviño is going on his second year as being Photo Editor for The Wingspan and really wants to gauge his personal improvement in his photo-taking skills as well as produce the best possible photos for the publication. When he's not in school, you can find Treviño hanging out with his friends, doing school work, or making TikToks about US History for his peers. As of this school year, Treviño has been elected as National Honor Society Historian on the basis of his experience as the Photo Editor. 
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