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A day without: LHS teacher edition

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LHS English teacher, Mrs. Mager, goes 24 hours with out her phone to see what it is like.

LHS English teacher, Mrs. Mager, goes 24 hours with out her phone to see what it is like.

Abbie Griffin

Abbie Griffin

LHS English teacher, Mrs. Mager, goes 24 hours with out her phone to see what it is like.

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

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In the recent weeks, LHS students have elected several teachers to participate in ‘a day without.’ This means that the faculty had to choose to go a day without something of their choosing. After spending 24 hours time, LHS teachers reflect on their day.

 

Mrs. Mager- 24 hours without a phone

“I really didn’t think it would be that hard. I was anxious because my kiddo was at daycare. Even though I knew that they could access me here at the school, I was still anxious because I was like what if something happens and then I don’t know about it. I didn’t have it for tv like when I had down time, so while my husband had the tv I had nothing, so I got some grading done which was kind of nice. I couldn’t text. I had like 29 text messages from my family and friends after 24 hours. I couldn’t use it as an alarm so I had to figure out how to get up, so I actually had my husband get me up. I couldn’t look up anything quickly and I had to hunt down my computer which takes forever to load. It was really challenging. You don’t realize how dependent you are on a phone until you reach for it and it’s not there.”

 

Mrs. Millikan- 24 hours without music

“It was awful. First of all, music is such a natural part of my life that it was difficult to remember to go without. It helps me wake up in the morning. When I get in my car to go to work, it comes on automatically when I start the engine. At work I listen to it before school, after school, and during my planning time. Sometimes I even have it on while I’m teaching.

 

Music helps focus my attention, it keeps me motivated to get tasks accomplished, and it keeps me in a good mood. Going a day without was almost impossible and it was miserable. I would not recommend it. I’m not sure if it was considered a failure, but without my music playing, I found myself humming songs and singing to myself.”

 

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Abbie Griffin, is the Statesman Entertainment Editor and second year staff writer. When not writing stories for the Statesman, Griffin is involved in activities like the soccer team, EI club and NHS. Griffin also enjoys watching “The Office” and enjoys living by the quote from Dwight Schrute, “Before I am about to do something, I...
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