Tips and tricks from Patience: How to get through the hallways




With over 1,600 students in Bellevue West, the halls are bound to get crowded at some point in time, especially during passing periods. Don’t get me wrong, high schools are crowded in general, but knowing ways to get through the halls safely and not completely annoyed is important.

Always walk through the hallways behind someone bigger than you. Since they’re big, people are moving out of the way for them anyways and you can end up sneaking right through. When you’re already the biggest person in the hallway then you don’t need to worry about any of that because people will move around you or get bumped out of the way.

Use back hallways if possible. Fewer people are going to be in them and you can get to where you’re going to faster and through a less populated area. If you’re not into seeing ‘PDA’ this may not be the option for you because many students choose to get a little too close in more ‘secluded’ places.

Always be prepared to walk out of the class as soon as the bell rings.Your teachers may not approve of you packing up a minute early, but it’s in your best interest to get out of there when you can. Avoiding crowds are like avoiding headaches.

Know where you’re going. Having your schedule memorized at school should be a given, but make sure you have a routine so you can get from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’ as quickly as possible. If you meet up with friends make sure to have a mutual understanding of where you’re going to meet. It’ll save you all the hassle of trying to find each other. Great places to meet are your locker, a certain hallway, or even your classroom, just make sure you’re not standing in the way of other people. Don’t be that person.

Walk in a group or walk in a straight line. Walking in a group could be another way for you to get around the hallways a little faster, it might make it difficult for others to get through the hallway, but it’ll bump them out of the way. Or you could walk in a straight line on the right like how people drive. It’s less cluttered and you won’t make as many people angry in the process.

The main way to stay happy in the hallways follow these rules and remember to be respectful to those around you.

Patience Jurgens