Tyler ThorneWRT216Spring Arbor Professor Uncovers T-RexThe sounds of construction on the new student center are not the only sounds of work on Spring
Arbor University’s campus
. Dr. Paul Patton was asked to join an expedition lead by Dr. Columbus of theChicago School of Paleontology. The expedition searched within the field by the track on campus. Theyspent two weeks working day and night to uncover the ancient remains.The whole expedition took about two weeks, the first week was mostly digging and the secondweek was cleaning the bones of the T-Rex. It is the biggest T-Rex ever discovered; measuring 17 feet fromthe hips and weighing 8 tons. This discovery will be talked about for years; many paleontologists will beamazed at this great discovery.
“Its amazing to see the remains of such a large animal, it is truly a work of God.” Exclaimed a very excited Dr. Patton. He was glad to be a part of such a great expedition, every dayhe showed joy and was very cheerful to be amongst God’s creation. Many
of the workers were touched byhim as well and said he was always complimenting what they were doing. He also talked to them aboutmany thought-provoking topics such as what is the state of your soul. They said that he really brightenedtheir spirits while they worked and that he was a great addition to the crew.The work was also much louder than most of the students were used to. It was midterm week onthe University so most students were studying for their test. Some of the students have even complainedabout the noise. Tyler Thorne
, a student at Spring Arbor University said, “The workers kept me up allnight, I did not get much sleep while they were here.”
Because of this discovery was on the University’s property they have the rights to what happens
to the bones. As of right now they are currently in talks to be sold to the Dinosaur Museum in JacksonMichigan. It will go for about 2 million dollars. Most of this money will go to helping students with
scholarships and also the University’s Cross Cultura
l trips. This discovery is something that is very beneficial
to the Spring Arbor community. “This event is something that I could blog about, I would havean opportunity that many other bloggers do not.” Said Dr. Metts.
It will help pay for many things the University needs as well as bring more people into the Jacksonarea to see the biggest T-Rex ever discovered. It will help Spring Arbor get its name out there so it will no