This post originally appeared at globalgirlmedia.org.
The World Cup, a tradition that began in 1930 and an event that has brought together many different types of people from all over the world, including teenagers, is being hosted in South Africa this year. This Friday on June 11, the first game will begin at 7:00 A.M which is a problem because class in Garfield High School begins at 7:15 A.M. Many of the students in the school I attend to, Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, have planned to skip school this Friday to watch the very first game of the tournament. What makes this first game very interesting is the fact that the first teams to play are the very popular Mexico and the home team: South Africa.
News of the plans reached the school principle ,Mr. Jose Huerta, and he found a solution to this problem. He informed GlobalGirl Media that he would turn on all the T.V's in the school cafeteria during Nutrition time and show the rerun of the day's games.Like my fellow reporter Rocio Ortega mentioned, "Finals are approaching." The showing of these games during our educational breaks would be beneficial to the students so they wouldn't miss the lesson of the day and will help by not hurting their attendance. In the end, I just hope the T.V's in cafeteria work and that Mr. Huerta will go through with his plan! Written by Diana Torres Luevanos