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Minga: an overview of the app

A comprehensive overview of the new school app and the opinions of some who’ve used it.
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The logo of Oakmont’s new organization and safety app Minga.

This year Oakmont decided to implement the use of the Minga app. This app can create passes that have a time limit of  6-10 minutes, giving students time to use the restroom or visit one of the school’s facilities around campus. The process is still fairly new and hasn’t been present in previous years, so students and teachers are still adjusting to the process of using the app.

Oakmont junior Christopher Evenson chose to speak about the Minga app and his overall impression on the new system. Alongside many other students, he’s been adjusting to using Minga and hasn’t encountered many issues with it.

“I have had a neutral experience with the process of creating passes and using them to get from place to place, such as the bathroom,” Evenson said. “I use the passes less than once per day.”

However, Evenson has shared that he isn’t quite certain if it is being implemented well, with kids creating passes and abusing the time that is allocated to them. 

In contrast, Oakmont teacher Chad Gillis has a differing opinion on Minga and this new system, being that it is a change from the original pass procedure.

“On average for every period, I send out 2-3 kids per period and around 12 students a day,” Gillis said.

From his perspective, the students who use the passes usually have more than enough time to go do their business,  unless a certain situation requires them to stay out longer.

“Usually, I only let out one person at a time, and students usually respect that rule,” Gillis said. 

Gillis also says that he isn’t opposed to having multiple kids out at once. Until it becomes an issue, he doesn’t find any problems with it.

Overall, Minga is a relatively new app that both students and staff are still trying to adapt to. But over time, through the process of repeated use of passes, both sides are hoping to learn to use Minga with relative ease.

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Canan Babcock, Staff Writer
Canan is a senior at Oakmont High School. This is his second round of being in journalism since early January this year. They love reading, writing and gaming in their free time but he also enjoys going on walks to help clear his mind. Navigating through the world will never be an easy thing, but they will chart it nonetheless. His interests leak into his daily life often and he's never afraid to give an infodump about the things they are interested in.
Goji Diehl, Features Editor
Goji is a senior now in his fourth year of journalism. He enjoys drawing, listening to music, and trying to figure out what else he enjoys doing other than those two things.

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