A Sticky Situation

By: Maya Maali

Should gum be allowed in school?

The question that sticks on everyone's mind is if gum is a good or bad thing? Gum could be a pro and a con depending on who you ask. In my opinion gum is good for more than just chewing. Gum can also be a distraction though. Most people don't know the benefits of gum and why it can be very good.


Gum is the reason most people stay focused in school. Gum is benefit to a lot of things, gum helps prevent cavities and it help your brain stay alert and focused. "Chewing gum keeps your jaw moving which helps you stay awake." In others opinion gum can be messy and a big janitorial problem. Some people are wrong when they say that gum can be a distraction.