New Rule: No Soccer Cleats
Story By: Joohwan Sung, Daniel Shin Editor: Eileen Kwon Web Designer: Andy Yoon
“No soccer cleats are allowed in Physical Education class.” This new rule came into effect recently, as there were many complaints of severe injuries due to the spiky bottom of the cleats.
The issue took place in Mr.Green’s 8th grade PE class, where a certain individual continuously injured other students by stepping on them ruthlessly.
One of the victims of this problem stated, “I’ve got five serious bruises and a dislocated pinky finger.” He was outraged by the actions of the perpetrator, resulting in a long email that served as a complaint, sent to Mr. Green. The victim felt that students must be responsible and know about the harmful impacts their actions may have on their peers. Although the injuries and problems that were yielded as a result were not done with any intentions, students should always be careful with their everyday actions and be ready to take responsibility.
When Mr. Green received this email, he immediately took this issue into his own hands. He took this case and shared it with the Physical Education committee to create a solution. In order to restrict the usage of soccer cleats in PE, a new rule was imposed recently, impacting a huge number of students in all PE classes taking place in SIS. An after-effect of this implementation was that there was a huge uproar, with numerous amounts of students complaining.
Students need to understand that it is crucial for them to be aware of the harmful impacts their actions may have. Even though there was no clear intent, students should be more careful because accidents always happen. Also, students have to learn from their actions and stop making the same mistakes over and over again. For example, the victim mentioned in his email, “I was attacked many times, but he had never took it seriously.” School and physical education is about having fun, but students must understand there are limits, being more cautious and aware of their behavior.