Students appreciate mask rules in school, despite difficulties

Shubham Patel, Writer

“Wearing masks in school is positive because you can be in the classroom but negative because you can’t really see half of people’s face,” said Siddartha Vallarapu, a seventh-grader at RCMS. 

As students return to in-person school they need to take some precautions to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. One of these precautions is masks and it is a major part of preventing COVID-19 from spreading. 

 Siddartha says that the advantages of wearing masks wear out the disadvantages of wearing them. “The disadvantages of wearing masks are not as major as the advantages of wearing them,” said Siddartha.

Ishaan Mantrala, a seventh-grader at RCMS agreed.

“Other than the fact that there can be no hands-on experiment in any science class, I don’t think masks hinder learning,” Ishaan said.

“I think masks are very important to wear,” said Ishaan. “I think wearing masks is vital and they should even be worn next year because it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

Amrith Annamreddy, a seventh-grader at RCMS agrees. “It is very important to wear masks,” said Amrith.

Ishaan points out that there are certain times where masks must be taken off.

“Keep them on eight out of ten times, one for eating and one for drinking,” Ishaan said. “Wearing masks feels like a positive effect, because as long as we can come in-person, I’d be glad to come. Although we have very few chances to get close with friends and talk casually, I think that in-person was an amazing initial thought.” 

Amrith agrees: “I think wearing masks would have a positive effect on the classroom because it is keeping everyone safe.”