Alonso Student News
By Isabella Rios
From sitting on the ground to sitting in a chair with a table, school desks have really improved. Desks change throughout the years. There are many types of them around the world, with elementary having a cubby above their laps to just a table and a separate chair.
These forms of seating were never meant to be comfortable. When sitting in the same spot for an hour, the aches can really progress from none to all around. Eventually, legs will forget how to not hurt. Stretching can help, but never completely works.
Usually, the seats are plastic on top of metal bars. These metal bars connect the 14 inch by 20 inch table to the chair. Surprisingly, these desks are very easy to break. Of course, every desk in the room will be “one size fits all”, but not really. When looking around, it is easy to see that many students have trouble sitting in these desks and standing up. Sure, they are easy to move, since you're moving the table and chair at the same time, but they take up most of the space in the room, when grouped together with many others. The room is put together like a maze.
Student desks have both pros and cons. Having a separate table and chair seems more reasonable than the student desks being a chair and a mini table connected. Overall, student desks need more improvement. It gets tough working with back, leg, and bum pains. So, when needing to sit in these desks, bring a pillow or two if possible, or just remember to stretch.