Ernst’s Photo Essay

 Senior Jordin Houston is on her phone texting during class while her work is still in front of her during her Journalism class.
Senior Jordin Houston is on her phone texting during class while her work is still in front of her during her Journalism class.
Freshman Xavier Hall and Hashim Parham on phones watching a video. Parham is actually using his AP Human Geography book as an armrest.
Freshman Xavier Hall and Hashim Parham on phones watching a video. Parham is actually using his AP Human Geography book as an armrest.
Freshman Jordyn Gallon and Jordyn Rudder are looking at their phones which gives them interest.
Freshman Jordyn Gallon and Jordyn Rudder are looking at their phones which gives them interest.
Freshman Julian Starks is using his phone to play a game while listening to music, during his AP Human Geography class.
Freshman Julian Starks is using his phone to play a game while listening to music, during his AP Human Geography class.
Junior Epiphany Franklin is watching a movie on Netflix during her French III class. The movie is taking her attention away from her French book which is open right next to her.
Junior Epiphany Franklin is watching a movie on Netflix during her French III class. The movie is taking her attention away from her French book which is open right next to her.
Freshman Taylor Brown is sleeping during French III.
Freshman Taylor Brown is sleeping during French III.
Senior Gianni Booker and another student engaging in a conversation with the people at her table. Booker is checking her phone during French III while another student is eating a bowl of Chipotle.
Senior Gianni Booker and another student engaging in a conversation with the people at her table. Booker is checking her phone during French III while another student is eating a bowl of Chipotle.
Freshman Anija Kizer is using her Snapchat to take pictures while in her French III class while the teacher is lecturing.
Freshman Anija Kizer is using her Snapchat to take pictures while in her French III class while the teacher is lecturing.
 Freshmen Alana Thomas, Sydney Jones and Taylor Brown are all students not dressed for gym using their phones during Physical Education time. Behind them you can see a whole wave of students not dressed for gym.
Freshmen Alana Thomas, Sydney Jones and Taylor Brown are all students not dressed for gym using their phones during Physical Education time. Behind them you can see a whole wave of students not dressed for gym.
Freshmen Sydney Jones, Nia- Nelson Williams and Julian Starks all grouped together to use their phones during AP Human Geography Class.
Freshmen Sydney Jones, Nia- Nelson Williams and Julian Starks all grouped together to use their phones during AP Human Geography Class.

Photo Story

Apathy which is the lack of interest, Kenwood Academy was used to see how strong the level of Apathy is with the students when it comes to their schoolwork. During this time period there were multiple times throughout the day where students  stopped doing their classwork to check their phones, eat a snack, or engage in unclass related conversation.

The students use school as more of a social hour, most times communication students had with one another was through their phones.Phones are the most common tool that the students of Kenwood Academy use as there break from school to get contact with the outside world while stuck in school.

The students showed so little interest in school that when at most times when they  grouped together or came to look at one object or substance was when it was present on their phones or they had food to share between one another. Most teachers at Kenwood Academy were heard throughout the day to tell students to put phones away, stop talking, or no eating. The main statement heard 7 times a day for 5 days a week being “Put phones away”.

From the photos and what was observed students are receiving more joy and have a stronger interest about what is on there phone screen than they do for what is happening during school.

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