bring back the beanbags for the comfort and well-being of students everywhere.

bring back the beanbags for the comfort and well-being of students everywhere.

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truitt f started this petition to St. Stephen's Administrators

Dear St. Stephen's Administrators,

Your school website boasts that St. Stephen's "fosters healthy lifestyles". However, I would argue that your recent decision to revoke the right to comfortable seating in Brewster Hall Room 6A does not support this claim. In fact, Science Daily states that the chairs you are forcing us to spend hours of our lives in are causing our days on the hill to be "the most painful days of [our lives]". (Source: Science Daily) In order to be our best selves on the hill and beyond, we need our bean bags back. According to the Irish Times, up to 90% of back pain in adults is caused by poor seating in schools. This statistic certainly doesn't sound like a piece of the "healthy lifestyle" St. Stephen's is supposedly fostering, and definitely won't help us go on to "develop [our] full potential as adults", as your website claims we will. (Source: School furniture major cause of adult back pain, says expert) In the past, a glimmer of hope towards escaping this pain could be seen radiating out of the corner of the room when we entered Brewster Hall Room 6A, adorned with comfortable seating like no other, allowing us to focus even more on our work without the daily trauma caused by rigid desk seating. The fact is, "an uncomfortable student is a distracted and unproductive student". (Source: Top 10 Benefits of a Flexible Seating Classroom) We demand that this option of comfortable and healthy seating be returned to us students. Furthermore, the fuzzy blankets we once enjoyed work to keep us warm during these cold months, thus preventing illness and keeping our community safe. Make the right choice. Give us back our beloved beanie bags.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Residents of Brewster Hall Room 6A

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