Assembly Seats

Assembly Seats

Hallie Williams, Executive Editor-in-Chief

In late November, Mr. Abbott approached Student Congress with an idea that had been suggested to him: as the school attempts to make itself more inclusive to non-binary students, should Assembly seats still be arranged by gender? “The discussion in congress seemed to be apprehensive,” chief of staff Julia Wykes (‘20) told The World. “We discussed a possible change starting next year or even next semester.”

While moving to a new seating system might make more people feel included, other Congress members pointed out that a change might lead to some students targeting or blaming the very individuals a change would be trying to protect. Others argued that it is a longtime school tradition that should be preserved.

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