South Students Check Into The Cell Hotel

By: Richard Lathrop

South Science teacher Julie Stewart has discovered a new way to limit phones in class. At the beginning of this school year, she unveiled the “cell hotel,” in which every student leaves their phones at the beginning of the period.

The system works on Stewart’s existing seating policy, where each phone slot corresponds with a seat number. This system has worked wonders according to Stewart.

“I’ve seen improved test scores and better class discussions,” she said. This system is not fully a negative for students though, as this hotel is not a Motel 6 — it is a Four Seasons. Equipped with wall plugs and direct USB outlets, any student who wants to can charge their electronic device.

The cell hotel may open new franchises at South Eugene, and even throughout the 4J district. But for now, you can find it in room 421.


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