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By Morgan Gurwell

Crowded around science teacher Chad Brown’s desk on Tuesday, April 10, students utilize their free time before school to hang out together. “All my friends like to hang out in there in the morning,” senior Ashley Ebner said. “We pretty much are all in Science Olympiad, so it’s another chance for us to all just chill and get ready for the day.”

Science classroom serves as positive work, social environment before school

Science teacher Chad Brown's room becomes common space for students

April 25, 2018

Laughter erupts from the students clustered around science teacher Chad Brown’s desk on the morning of Wednesday, April 11. Whether they’re talking about Science Olympiad state results or anything else, every face in the room is bright with glee. Before school, Brown’s room is a mixture of Science Olympiad team members, who want to hang out with their coach and fellow teammates, and physics students alike looking for a

By Morgan Gurwell
As he leans over the desk, freshman Alex Whipple shows science teacher Chad Brown a video on his phone before school on Tuesday, April 10.

place to work. 

Sophomore Shaina Isaacsen, a self-proclaimed ‘honorary member’ of Science Olympiad, started spending her time in Brown’s room in the morning at the beginning of this year.

“[The atmosphere in Brown’s room is] pretty happy,” Isaacsen said. “We’re just hanging out, talking about our days.”

Isaacsen says her favorite part about hanging out in Brown’s room is not only Brown himself, but also the time she gets to spend with her peers before her day begins.

“All of my friends are here,” Isaacsen said. “It’s a nice little secluded area.”

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