by Nick Lenczyk
Have you ever felt like you were being watched? That inexplicable feeling that someone is monitoring your every move as you scurry from class to class throughout the day?
As many have noticed over the past two years, cameras have been popping up around the school building. During the summer of 2009, our friendly security guard Big Lou was gone and new cameras resided in his place. Just recently in October 2010, four new cameras have been added, three in the lunch room and one by the senior stairs and lobby.
Whether or not anybody is actually watching the everyday occurances through these cameras remains a mystery. Many have suspected that they are not hooked up to anything and are merely present to act as a deterrant. Others say there are monitors in the principal’s office, where people either sit and watch or don’t. And we may never know.
Well, even if no one is watching, I can’t help but feel a little creeped out. These cameras are, in a sense, an invasion of privacy. An invasion with no real purpose, as the cameras couldn’t stop anyone, anyway. They are more of a way to catch people after the fact, not during it.
Next time you see a camera put up in this high school, buy an invisible cape like Harry Potter because that’s the only way you’re going to get any privacy these days. Till next time, “be safe RFH!”