♦ By David Le (’18), Eastside Underground (& “Humor”) Editor
It was a historic day here at what was previously known as the East Wall, frequently called the Plaster Curtain. People rejoiced and cheered as the wall was being torn down. Many cried at this historic moment, as it was a day that will forever remain in East history. People from both sides have reunited, friends and classmates who haven’t seen each other since they went the long way around, have rejoiced. Tears of joy flowed as students and teachers alike realized that they now could get to the library faster.
Many have expressed disbelief and astonishment over such a historic moment. “It’s unbelievable! I never thought this day would come,” said senior Wallace Plastor, “I had always hoped the wall would come down when school started, but realistically I knew that doesn’t just happen. But better now than never, right?”
Others remain uncertain in living in world where the East Wall didn’t exist. Freshman Weluv Thewall expressed his fears for the future. “I don’t remember a time when the wall wasn’t here, it was always a constant in my life. I may fail my history test, but I know the wall would still be there. Now, I just don’t know what to think. I didn’t even know we had a hall here.”
Some other sentimental students decided to take home pieces of the wall, even taking the posters that once adorned it, either to celebrate or to cherish this event.
With the wall gone, it is a spectacular sight where the wall once was. Especially since there’s no longer crowds of people blocking the way.