Meier Responds to Rumors of No Paper Toss for Class of 2013


Fallen lockers are not a reason to ban the Paper Toss, Meier said.

As the dust settled in the senior locker bay, passersby could view cluster of lockers the seniors had toppled, amid a paper flood. Although the mess vanished within minutes, throughout the day, students” Facebook and Twitter feeds became filled with pictures and videos featuring the Class fo 2012″s final moments at school. Several juniors expressed anger alongside these recollections, claiming the seniors had cost them a longtime tradition with their antics.

“I was surprised when I first the saw the lockers had been knocked over, and worried that next year”s Paper Toss would be banned,” junior Eoin Conrick said. “I thought the administrators might blame our class for the previous one”s mistake.”

However, principal Dan Meier feels less strongly about the locker incident.

“Many different classes of seniors have done this before; in fact, knocking over lockers used to be the tradition for seniors instead of the paper toss,” Meier said. “We”re going to continue tolerating the Paper Toss tradition because this is no reason to ban it. The lockers were set right back up again.”

Meier said he believes the Class of 2012 spread rumors about administrators banning the Paper Toss because they wanted to make the event out to be more extreme than it actually was.

“Those rumors were probably spread to unnerve the juniors and to ruin the tradition for Online casino them,” Meier said. “In reality, it”s really not a big deal for the administrators; we haven”t even discussed it yet.”

Conrick said he looks forward to continuing the Paper Toss tradition this time, next year.

“Why wouldn”t I look forward to it?” Conrick said. “It”s a tradition everyone looks forward to, and I”m glad we still have it.”

Although Meier said the Paper Toss will be held next year, he still values the safety of future senior classes.

“We always have to have student safety as a paramount focus, so anything that could endanger students requires supervision,” Meier said. “We still need a way for administrators to watch Paper Tosses, because they can be difficult to watch over.”

Meier said this year”s Paper Toss exemplifies how the school handles each group of seniors.

He said, “We deal with traditions one class at a time.”