The bell rings announcing the end of school. Students file out into the parking lot and go to start their cars. Members of the ski team assemble their boots, goggles, skis and poles, and make their way to the lower parking lot where a bus waits to take them to a race. In the hallways, groups of three or four kids stand in circles talking about homework, the upcoming exams, life, sports, the inauguration. The library fills with kids looking to study for a test, write a paper, or just do homework. Per usual, it takes five minutes to get out of the parking lot. It seems odd that they would make only one exit, and a relatively narrow one at that, leading out of the student parking lot. They are aware that at the end of each school day hundreds of kids try to leave at the exact same time. Barack Obama is the President; the boys' basketball practice starts at 3:30.