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Hangout Hotspots

Friends, food, and an abundance of humor can be found at various CB spectacular forums. Although Christian Brothers is known for its inclusive community, everyone has their own group of personal friends. They have their favorite spots to talk and plan out the next hangout. It is noticeable that students have their own favorite hangouts […]

Friends, food, and an abundance of humor can be found at various CB spectacular forums.

Although Christian Brothers is known for its inclusive community, everyone has their own group of personal friends. They have their favorite spots to talk and plan out the next hangout. It is noticeable that students have their own favorite hangouts on campus, including the Koppes Plaza, the cafeteria, the main lawn, and outside the Fieldhouse.

Many students have different reasons for their favorite hangout spots.

“At lunch I like to hang out on the grass because it’s nice to be outside and it’s really dark and loud inside,”¬†explained Sam Macias (’16). “Plus, my group of friends sits outside, so I sit with them.”

“I hang out or eat lunch on the main lawn because I love having my blanket out and having a picnic,” says a smiling Taylor Keller (’17).

Many students also vary their favorite hangout spots depending on the weather and seasons.

“Definitely depends on if you’re hungry or not, depends on eating situation and how the weather is outside will change where you hangout,” says Julia Ha (’17). “When it’s cold, I hang out in the Learning Commons and for lunch I eat in the cafeteria.”

Throughout the years, some students have an ultimate hangout spot where they always gather.

“We have always hung out at the Grove since freshman year,” responded Angie Jimenez (’17).

Others have migrated to different areas throughout their high school days.

“Freshman year I would eat at the cafeteria everyday, but this year I hang out on the main lawn or the theater,” explained Taylor.

Many students also stay after school waiting for a ride home or just stay to hang out with friends.

“After school I’m here kinda late, so I just drift around and hang out with any friends I can find,” Sam explained about his after school adventures. “I hang out on the side of the cafeteria, the Learning Commons, the main lawn, or I even just walk around or dance and sing — I hang out pretty much anywhere after school.”

Sam’s get-togethers migrate to he relaxes after school as the weather becomes cold.

“Although recently, I have been spending a lot of time in my friend’s car. They have food and soda and it’s warm in the car,” Sam said with a chuckle “Plus, me and a couple of friends can just chill, talk, and plug in the AUX cord and jam out. It’s like a mini turnup.”

Does social status depend on where students hang out?

Sam, Julia, Angie and Taylor all say no and that it just depends on the weather and friends.

Hangouts allow students a break from classes or even a chance to catch up or get ahead on the homework. They allow teachers and students a chance to laugh about their crazy lives and plan the next weekend hangout to take a break from school.

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