United Press

Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

Veronica Ravello

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


The crowded hallways of Union High School cause chaos and traffic issues for students and teachers trying to get from one area to another. In the midst of havoc, issues including late attendance and fights are breaking out.

Situations occur that leave people trapped in between each other, with everyone moving through the crowds to try and escape. There are other times when people stop in the middle of the hallway to mess around and catch up with their friends.

Although UHS is not the only school with this problem, many other schools have much more control over the traffic dynamic within their halls.

In one private all-girls Catholic school, the halls are on par with a ghost town. Alex Anton, a Senior at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark, said, “It’s usually pretty orderly. We tend to walk on the right side in whatever direction we’re going.”

In cases where there might be an evacuation drill, UHS’s lack of efficient commuting, poses a safety problem to our nearly 2,500 students and teachers.

The halls might never be controlled; in hindsight, it’s virtually impossible to completely alleviate traffic density but perhaps a way to help is by changing the dynamic a bit.

The traffic in the school seems slightly reminiscent to even the Garden State Parkway. At certain times in the day, the roads are clear and at other times traffic jams emerge. This is especially relative to the intersection between B-wing and G-wing and lunch periods in the C-wing.

Most people form clusters or bump into each other. There are others who will simply barrel through the crowds.

There are also people who are simply not bothered by the chaos. “I walk forward and don’t stop,” said UHS Junior Tatum Thompson when asked about how she deals with traffic navigation.

After watching people carry on through the chaos unscathed with this same technique, it might perhaps be worth trying. In New Jersey, traffic is part of our way of life; at UHS, it’s just something we all walk through.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    Welcome to United Press! A Note from Our Editor-in-Chief

  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    UHS Hosts Basketball Games to Benefit St. Jude

  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    This Article Has Not Been Blocked

  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    Just a Bag of Flour

  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    Should Study Hall Be Open to Everyone?

  • Dissonance Disrupts the Halls

    School

    More Than Just a U

  • Uncategorized

    Boys Freshmen Basketball 15

  • Uncategorized

    Boys Freshmen Basketball 14

  • Uncategorized

    Boys Freshmen Basketball 13

  • Uncategorized

    Boys Freshmen Basketball 12

The Student News Site of Union High School
Dissonance Disrupts the Halls