When I was younger, I thought that teachers lived at school. I imagined them sleeping in the classrooms, pulling out the mats we used for nap time and creating comfortable beds. I thought it sounded really fun and cool to live at school. Now that I actually do live at my school, I have a better understanding of what it means and what you give up.
At OVS, there is a clear divide between the day students and the resident students. This is because the day students have time to see each other outside of school every day without the resident students. Similarly, the resident students have a lot of time every day without the day students. This has created a noticeable rift between the student body. When you live at school, it’s harder to put aside free time for your friends. With a schedule that maps out almost every minute of the day, it is a lot more difficult for residents than day students.
There are a lot of day students that I really like and want to get to know better. However, as much as I wish I could change it, watching them drive away as I am confined up on the hill is pretty much standard procedure.