Whose study hall is it? Why can’t students listen to iPods in their study halls? Study halls are a time to work independently. There are different ways of working just like different ways of learning. This should be recognized like we recognize different ways of learning. Some students work with a pen, some with a pencil, some fast, some slow, just like some work listening to music, some without listening to music. If students listen to music quietly without disturbing others then aren’t they still working independently? Working quietly and productively is the only rule of a study hall. Some students feel that listening to music is relaxing and allows them relieve stress. In some instances music is helpful in memorizing school related studies. iPods in study hall can be useful or preferred. If people use the them while obliging with the study hall rules there is no reason one should not be able to use them.
~ The Corner Editorial Board 2010-11