May I Use The Femur, Please?

Different and weird hall passes from different teachers across the school

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May I Use The Femur, Please?

ASIDE FROM BONIFIED: The pass social studies teacher Mr. John Hasty uses a femur bone as his hall pass. Hasty wanted something unique instead of using the traditional yellow pass.

ASIDE FROM BONIFIED: The pass social studies teacher Mr. John Hasty uses a femur bone as his hall pass. Hasty wanted something unique instead of using the traditional yellow pass.

Photo by Max Cross

ASIDE FROM BONIFIED: The pass social studies teacher Mr. John Hasty uses a femur bone as his hall pass. Hasty wanted something unique instead of using the traditional yellow pass.

Photo by Max Cross

Photo by Max Cross

ASIDE FROM BONIFIED: The pass social studies teacher Mr. John Hasty uses a femur bone as his hall pass. Hasty wanted something unique instead of using the traditional yellow pass.

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This month, there has been lots of buzz about hall passes and whether or not they should be used a lot or not at all. One thing that sticks out from all the debate of hall passes is some of the unusual ones that some teachers have.

World history teacher Mr. John Hasty had a some things to say about his hall pass and why he uses it.  

“I think it’s important for us to have something organized,” Hasty said. “Passes are important because they let parents or staff know where people are at from 7:30 am-3:00 pm.”

Hasty, though, has a different strategy for trying to prevent students from constantly going out into the hallways and bathrooms: using a cow femur as a pass.

“It originally started out as a joke with another teacher but I thought it would a good idea to use the cow femur as a pass so that kids won’t constantly be going out of class because who wants to touch a cow femur?” Hasty said.

Visual arts teacher Mr. Mark Stratton had the same idea as Hasty did with the hall passes; He uses a carpenter square as a pass.

“I have the pass because it’s really easy to find and it won’t get lost, and so that I can know whether students are out of the room or not,” Stratton said. “Plus if we need an extra ruler, we can use it for a straight edge.”

Physics teacher Mr. Ben Grimes has two unique and different passes as well, he has a 10- pound steel ball and a giant cardboard tube.

“My passes are a burden not a privilege, plus it’s easier to to hide a regular pass than ones like mine,” Grimes said.

Grimes only gives out his steel ball and cardboard tubes only 2 times out of a whole semester to use the restroom or go into the hallways. He’s known to have one of the most strict hallway rules out of any teacher in the school.

There are lots of different teachers in the school that have unusual hall passes like this, but these were the four that stuck out the most from all the others.

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