To Stand or Not to Stand

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance has been a part of Howell’s daily morning routine since a new law went into effect Aug. 27, 2016 stating that schools across Missouri must play the pledge everyday.

During the Pledge, in a typical morning classroom routine, students stand up, right hands over their hearts, and following along with the words over the intercom, however this is not always the case.

Many students have a variety of opinions on whether to stand or not during the pledge.

Junior Levi Masloski expressed that he believes, “Students should stand up because it is a sign of respect,” Masloski said.

On the flip side, another Viking mentioned she feels that, “it doesn’t matter if you stand up or not because some religions are against flags,” sophomore Pav Kaur said.

From a teacher’s perspective, “I don’t mind if my students stay seated as long as they don’t interfere with my other students who are standing,” English teacher Chelsea Eifert said.