Tomas illustrates how phones were being abused in class.

In the past few weeks, TGS journalism students have been asking a lot of questions about cell phones of their fellow students and of the teachers. The , mini-interviews were part of a project to hone their interviewing, writing, photography and layout skills. Much to our surprise, the school-wide conversation about cell-phone use led to a change in school policy. Instead of being required to turn their phones off during the entire school day, students are now turning in their phones to the teacher at the beginning of each class. Phones can be used (but not misused) during break and lunch. Students and teachers alike are happier with this new policy.