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Student News Site of Hinsdale South High School

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Student News Site of Hinsdale South High School

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The Success of the 5 Star App

Does the app live up to it’s name?
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Jake Zakar
A student and his dismay regarding the 5 Star App.

There have been various different thoughts and opinions regarding the school’s implementation of the 5-Star Student app. Most students have beliefs varying from support to hatred towards the app. 

An idea that many support is the efficiency of the app. Sophomore Brent Tolentino remarked, “The app is much better than the handbooks we used last year,” referencing the books that would have to be marked by teachers in order to leave the classroom. 

Another comment made in support of this app is about the overall feeling of safety brought to the students. Sophomore Niko Therapos commented on the “safe feeling” brought by the app, as the app tracks students when and where they go, creating a more organized and safe environment for students. 

Although there are a large number of students who are in support of the app, some students feel otherwise.

Some believe that the app does not give students enough time to use the restroom. Junior Ben Bartninkas expressed the fact that “the app only gives around 6 minutes to use the bathroom.” He later stated that he feels like “the time it takes for me [him] to use the bathroom is being tracked.” This is intriguing since, in a way, the app makes him feel unsafe; the complete opposite of what the app is attempting to do. 

Another detail to consider is the fact that the app is rated 1.3 stars on the iPhone App Store. Will this app have a future?

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Jake Zakar, Staff Writer
Jake Zakar, a Freshmen at Hinsdale South High School, enjoys playing sports with his friends in his free time.

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