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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 24, Issue 1

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o n e
nam esth a t w erec a
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th o s e
p e o p le .
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c la s s e s
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b e b ro u g h tb a c kt oth isw o rld .
m em orials e r v i c ea n d w ento n d o in g
G od know s-
G odb l e s s A m erica!
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m em orial, w hich
m osto fy o u
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w h a t.
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c e ll
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alo v e do n e , o r p s y c h o lo g ic a ltra u m a ,b u t fro m
a
isth e ret os a y ,w h a t s h o u ldb ed o n e ?
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d a y ,o r H iro sh im a(o k m aybeth a t d o e s n 'tc o u n t)?
to ta lu n d e rs ta n d in g
o f th eim p lic a tio n o f th ea c -
t i r e do fa ll o f th ep u b lic ityth is day has re c e iv e d .
N O . W hatIfin din te re s tin g
a reth eth in g sth a tw e
tio nth a t w asta k e na g a i n s t u s .T h e r ea re m en w ho
W ithth eo n ey e a ra n n i v e r s a r y
p a s s e d , iti s tim e
d o forget. D oy o u rem em berth e b o m b in g so fU S
lo s t w iv e s , w om en w ho lo s t husbands, thousands
tom oveo n , tim et oliv el i f ea g a in a san a tio n ,a n d
em bassiesi n N airobia n d D are sS a la a m ?
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o f c h ild re nw ho lo stp a r e n t s .D o w e n e e dt o h e a r
a sac ity .F a m ilie so f the losth a v ef o r e v e rb e e n
flig h t1 0 3 ?
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a b o u tth e m ?
M aybe.
D o th e yn e e dt ota k e tim e
c h a n g e d .
In d e e d ,n oo n ed e s e r v e st oliv eth ro u g h
B e iru t?
K hobar T ow ers b o m b in gi nS a u d iA ra-
fro m
th e ir lives tob ep u to n d is p la yfo r the sakeo f
s u c ha te rrib letra g e d y ,b u ta tw hatc o s t m ust
b ia ?
T he U SSC o le ?
W hata b o u t th ef i r s tt r ya t
m a k in g o th e rsf e e l b a d ? A b s o lu te lyn o t.
G ra n te d ,
w ea sac iv iliz a tio n
c e a s e le s s lyre liv eth e e x p e ri-
k n o c k in gdow nth e W orldT r a d eC e n te ri n1 9 9 3 ?
therea re som ep o w e rfu l im agest o be rem em bered
e n c e so f th a td a y ?
W hy m ustw e insisto n m ass
Ib e t y o uh a v e n 'tth o u g h ta b o u ta n yo f th e m
fo ra
o nth isa n n i v e r s a r y ,b u th a v ew e re a c h e dth ep o in t
p ro d u c in ga n dc o m m e rc ia liz in g
m em orialsfo r
lo n g tim e;Ik n o wIh a v e n 't .T her e a s o ni so b v i-
w herew e s h o u ldf e e lo b lig a te dt ow earap in ,o r
th o u s a n d s ...T H O U S A N D S
o fd e a d ?
o u s ,s a da si t m a yb e , lik e inb u s i n e s si ti s num bers
f lyaf la go no u rc a r,o rp u t o n eu p inaw in d o w ?
Iams i c ko f seeing everyone
fro mth e
th a tc o u n t.
Id id n 'ts to pt oth in kth a tth e s e w ere
H aveb u s i n e s s e s sim p lya ll ju m p e do n th e p a t r i o -
F o rdd e a le r,t o N A SD A Q
fla s h in g A m ericanfla g s
v e rysim ilarin c id e n tsth a t, w h ileId id n 'tsh ru g
t i s mbandw agon?
H ave n e tw o rk sc a v e dt oth e
i no rd e r t oa d v e rtis e .
Ife e ln a u s e o u s every tim e I
th e m
o ff,had notp re o c c u p ie d
m y d a ilyth o u g h ts .
g u ilt th a ti ss e e m in g ly g o v e rn in ga llo fo u r liv e s ?
th in kb a c kt oth a t day,a n d constant rem inderso n
Iw illp u t it in this c o n te x t:i f o n ep e r s o n d ie s iti sa
Id id n 't th in kth a tte le v is io nk n e w
th em e a n in g
o f
T Va re bad enough,b u t w henth eh e lld idp e o p le
sham e,1 0 p e o p led ie iti satra g e d y ,1 0 0 peopled ie
th ew o rd .
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becom ef a n so f th eFD N Y (N O TN Y FD )a n d
i ti sad is a s te r, 2 ,8 0 1p e o p led iea n d it is a n a tio n a l
th e s e a tta c k si sn o th in g m o reth a nac h e a pd irty
N Y PD ?
T he N ewY o rk" b o y si nb lu e " w ereth e
c a ta s tro p h e .
A m e ric a n sn e e dt olo o kb e y o n d 9 /1 1 ,
p lo yt ob o ls te r ra tin g s , v ie w e rs h ipa n dp re s tig e
m osth a te d
fo rc ei nth ec o u n try u n tilS e p te m b e r.
a t th eg ra n d io s e p ic tu reo fo u r h is to ry . S e p te m b e r
a t th e E m m y 's ,a n dth a tv io la te s e v e ry th in gw e
R u d y G iu lia n i,o n eo f th e greatest m ayorsth e
1 1 w as in d e e d
aw a k eu pc a ll; it fo rc e du s a llt o
s h o u ld h o lds a c r e d a b o u tth ee le v e n th d a yo f th e
c ity( d a r eI sayth ec o u n try ) h a s e v e rs e e n( I 'm
a
re a liz eo u r la c k o fr e s p e c t fo rth isc o u n try , fo ro u r
n in thm o n th
o fth ey e a r .
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th a tfo r C h rist'ss a k e ) ,h a d
o ffic ia lsa n d c iv ils e r v a n t s .
I twoke us a llu pt oth e
M a rk e tin g ,s p e c i a l m e d ia e v e n ts , m ass
a na p p r o v a lra tin gb a re lya b o v e4 0 %
b e fo rela s t
fa c t th a tw e a reliv in gn o t o n lyi nth e c a p ita lo f,
c o v e ra g e
o fm em orials,trib u te s , d o c u m e n ta rie s
( to
a u tu m n .
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b u t th eg r e a t e s t c ityi nth ew o rld .
nam eafew ),s h o u ldb efew era n dfu rth e r b e tw e e n
T he Y eari n2 0 0 1 .
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P e rh a p sas p u ro f n a tio n a lp rid ei sag o o d
by now .A m e ric a n s d o not need h a ts ,o r t-s h itst o
w ithth efire fig h te rsa n dp o lic e ,a s w e lla s th e
th in g ,b u t n o th in g
i s w o rseth a nab lin dp a trio t;
h e lpa d v e rtis eth is d is a s te r;w e liv e w ithi t d a ily .
businessm enw o rk in g
a t 8 :4 6th a tm o rn in g , w ere
th a ti sh o w
c o k e -h e a d sg e t e le c te dt oa s e c o n d
W hon e e d st o bec o n s ta n tlyre m in d e d
o f th a td a y ?
a llta k e nfo r g ra n te d .
term .N o ,w en e e dt o fin dah e a lth y
m e d iu m
t ore -
I si t th a tw e a rev ic tim s o fap e rp e tu a l jo k e ?
I si t
S e p te m b e r
1 1 w as in d e e dth e dayth a t
s id ei ; ,w ed on o t n e e dt oh e a r p e o p le b itc ha b o u t
p o s s ib leth a tre v is itin gth eh o rrify in gs ig h tsa n d
A m ericac h a n g e d .
I tg a v ec o m p a n ie so n e m ore
h o wb a d iti st o liv ei n A m erica, and how
w e
s o u n d so f th a td a y m akeu sf e e l b e tte r?
m a rk e tin ggim m ick, a n o th e r w ayt o m akes a l e s ,
s h o u l d n 'tb eb o m b in gth es h ito u to fA fg h a n is ta n ,
Ic o u ld n 'tta k e m ye y e so ffo fth e te le v i-
a n dg re a te re a s ea t m a k in gr e v e n u e .
H ow
m any
n o rc a nIto le ra teh e a rin ga ris to c ra ts p re a c h a b o u t
s io nfo r w eeks;b u ti ti say e a r la te ra n d i ne v e r y
p e o p le d oy o uk n o w
cam e hom eo n ed a yi ne a rly
th ew o n d e rso f c a p ita lis m .
T h e s ek n e e -je rkr e a c -
p a p e rw ec a ns t i l ls e e rem nants,o nte le v is io n
O c to b e rw e a rin g ,a n A m ericanf l a gs h irt, o rh a da n
to rs w illt i r eo f th isfa d ,a n ds o o nq u ie t.I h o n e s tly
w es t i l ls e ere p o rts , a n do n th e ra d iow es i l lh e a r
e a g le bum pers tic k e ro nth e irc a r . T h e n th e rei sm y
c a n 't w a it.B utId o b e lie v eth a tth e re is ac o r e
s o n g si n m em orya n di ntrib u te .
I ti sto o m uch,
p e rs o n a lfa v o rite , th eta g lin e : W E W ILL N EV ER
o fp e o p le inth isc o u n tryth a t h a v eb e e n d e e p ly
th e tim et ole tg oi su p o nu s. T h ef a s t e rw e fo rg e t,
F O R G E T . W hat does th a t even m ean?
O fc o u rs e
a ffe c te db y th e s ee v e n t s ,a n dIp u t m y s e lfam ong
th ee a s i e ri ti st o rem em ber.
w ea ren e v e r g o in g tofo rg e t. D idw e fo rg e t th e
th e ir ra n k s .N otju s t e m o tio n a llyfro m
th elo s so f
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fa c e sp s y c h o lo g y
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w hen
th eb u ild e rs
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c o u ld n 'tc o n n e c t
the b rid g e
t oa n y th in g ,c o n s tru c tio n
e n d e d .
That w as
1 9 6 7 .
I tw a s n 'tu n til
1 9 7 7
th a t
the b rid g e w as fin a lly
c o m p le te d .
D u rin gth o s e1 0
y e a rs ,th e
B rid g e
t o
N ow here
becam e
a n
ic o n
o f
the
s c h o o l.
N ow adays
w e
h a v e
th e
S e a w o lfa s
a
m a s c o t.
B ut th e n ,i nth ed a y sw hen o u r te a m
w as
nam ed
th e
P a trio :L
th e
c lo s e s t th in g
S to n y
B ro o k
had
t o
a
m ascot
w a s th e
B rid g e
t o
N ow here.
I f
a n y th in g ,th e B rid g ew asm ore respected
th e n
o u r
m y th ic a lm onster.
C a ro le T raster-W ilk,a S to n yB ro o ka lu m n i
rem inisces,
"A t.
'U n iv ersity
o f
g re a t
m in d s ,'
they
m anaged
t o
b u ild
th e
lib ra ry
backw ards."
rh e
s itu a tio n
w as
h u m o ro u s
a n d
sh e
a d d s , "W e
lo v e di t .I t w as s p e c ia la n do d d
a t th e sam e tim e ."
Susan
E in b in d e r,
a n o th e r
a lu m n i
a d d s ,
" P e o p le
a p p re c ia te d
th a ti te x is te ds olo n g ."
L o o k in gb a c k , th ee rro r
o f th ec o n s tru c to rs
seem ed to be n o th in gm ore th a n
alo n g -la s tin gjo k e
a tth ea d m in is tra tio n 'se x p e n s e .
B ut a lu m n i M ik e
D e lv in
s a w
a
d e e p e r
m e a n in g .
"W hen
som eone
ista k in g
c la s s e sa n d
i sn o t e x a c tly
su re w hatth e y
w antt o do w ith
th er e s to fth e ir life ,it s e e m slik e
th e y
a rec r o s s i n g
th eb rid g e
t oa d u lth o o d , w ithn o
d e s tin a tio n ."
S c h o o l; t o
m any
i s
a
b rid g e
b e tw e e n
th e ir
a d o le s c e n c e
a n d
a n
u n c e rta in
fu tu re
i n
th e
re a l
w o rld .
S to n y
B ro o k
a p p e a re d
t o
u n in te n tio n a lly
in c o rp o ra te
th a t
id e a
in to
i t 's
ow n
la y o u t.
T he
tn o u g n tw ith
i t sm aK esnlttz ig z a g
d e s ig n .
n is
is
n o tfa rfro m
h o w
w e
d e a l w ithl i f e
a fte rw em ake
am is ta k e .
U su ally
s t a r t i n go v e ri sn o ta n
o p tio n ,
a n d
w e arefo rc e d
t ow o rk w ithw hatw e h a v e .
B ut
s t a r t i n g
o v e r
i s
s o m e th in g
th e
a d m in is tra tio n
fin a llyd e c id e d
t od o
th is sum m er.
N o
o n e
c a n
d e n y
th e
fa ilin g
s tru c tu ra l
in te g rity
o f th eb rid g e .
A nyone
w ho
w ash e re
i n
th e
p a s t
fe w
y e a rs
c a n
re c a ll
th e
fre q u e n tb ro k e n
tile s
o n
th eb rid g e ,a n d
th eb ro k e n
s ta irw e ll a m o n g
afe w
th in g s .
U n d e rn e a th
th eb rid g ew a s n 't m uch
s a f e r .
Som e
have been
lu c k y
e n o u g h
t o
w itn ess
ap ie c e
o f
fa llin g
c o n c re te .
M ost
o fu s
c a n
re c a ll

m any tim esa fte rarain sto rm , w ithc le a rs k ie sa b o v e , th e c o n tin u in g

ra inb e n e a th
th eB rid g e .
W h ile
th e
d e ta ils
o f
th e
B r.id g e 's
h is to ry
m ay
h a v e
fa d e d
fro m
th e
p u b licm em ory
o f th e
s tu d e n ts ,th e rew a s a lw a y sas tra n g efe e lin g
a b o u t
th eb u ild in g .
B utnow , th ep a s th a s beenp u s h e d
a s id e .
T h iso fc o u rs e
cam ea s
ag re a tsu rp riset o
everyone, event oth o s e
w ho
w illn o t m issi t .
B ut
.
w hat w ill becom e
o f th ea r e a ?
T hed e c is io n
t og o
a h e a d
w ith
d e m o litio n
w as
d e c id e d
e a rly
i n
th e
S p rin g sem ester,y e tm o s t p e o p le w ereu n in fo rm e d
o f th isc h o ic e .
T h e re
w ill b en on e w
b rid g e .
M aybe
S to n y
B ro o k
w a n ts
t o
fo rg e tth e irp a s t, m a y b e
th e y
a re
fin a lly
c o rre c tin g
a
m istak e
th e y
s h o u ld
h a v e
re a liz e d
th irty -fiv e
y e a rs
a g o .
E ith e r
w ay, V ic e
P re s id e n t
o f A d m in is tra tio n ,
D r. R ich ard
M ann,
s ta te s ," L a n d s c a p in g
fo r
th e
o p e n
a re a
i s
i n
the
w orks.
T he a s p h a lti sa
te m p o ra ry
s o lu tio n
w h ile
w egetth e m oney
t o
w ork
o n
th ea r e a
i n
fro n to f
th eU n io na n d
th eS ta lle rP it."
H e
m e n tio n e d
th a i
b e n e a th
th ep r o p o s e d
a re a
a rele a k s ,
w h ic h
n e e d
t ob e
ta k e n
c a reo ff i r s t .
"W ork
w illb e
underw ay
i na b o u ta
y e a r,"
D r.M annc o n c lu d e d .
T he d e m o litio n
o f th e B rid g e
w as
p ro b a b ly
th eb ig g e s tsu rp rise
w e
w ills e e
fo r
a
w h ile .
But
c o n s tru c tio na n dc h a n g e sa re s o m e th in g
w es h o u lc
a lls t i l le x p e c t.
C u rio u s
a b o u ts p e c ific
p ro je c ts
i r
th e
w orks?
W e
a llk n o w
a b o u tth e
H u m a n itie s
re n o v a tio n ,
w h ic h
w ill m ost
lik e ly
s p a n
b e y o n d
o u r
tim e
h e re .
T he
s ta d iu m
i s
s c h e d u le d
t o
bc
o p e n
so m etim e
b e fo re
th e
p rin tin g
o fth is
a rtic le
a n d
th e W angC e n te rs h o u ld
b ep a rto f th e s c h o o
b yO c to b e r.
F a rth e r
dow n
th e
ro a d
a c c o rd in g
t c
D r. M ann
a re
p la n s
fo r
a n o th e r
s e t
o f
s tu d e n
a p a rtm e n ts ,
a
SA C
"P art3 ,"
a
re n o v a tio n
fo r
th (
U n io n ,
a n d
o f
c o u rs e ,
th e
C am pus
R e c re a tio r
c e n te r.
T he
p ro p o s e d
a p a rtm e n ts
w o u ld
b (
sim ilart oth eo n e s
o n cam pus
now ,b u t th e y
m a)
b eam ixo fu n d e rg ra d
a n d
g ra dh o u s in g .
A n o th e :
p ro p o s e d
a d d itio n
t o
S to n y
B r o o k 's
SA C
w o u lc
h o u s e
th e
d in in g
fa c ilitie s
o f
th e
U n io n ,a n d
th e
U n io n
w o u ld
b e
re n o v a te d
t o
a c c o m m o d a tt
m ore
o ffic e s
o r classroom s.
F in a lly
th e
C am pu,
R e c re a tio n
c e n te r
re q u ire s
a
s ta te
le g is la tiv (
d e ta il know n
a s
" b o n d in g
a u th o rity ."
O nce
th E
a llo c a tio nh a sb e e nm a d e , w ork w ill b e g in .
A ll
o fth is
fu tu re
p la n n in g
re m in d s
m e
o
S im C ity .
W e
th e
s tu d e n ts
com e
a n d
g o
s o
f a s t
w h ile
th e
a d m in is tra tio n
s tic k s
a ro u n d
fo re v e r
T hey
a relik eth em a y o rso f S im C ity ,w ho

o v e rs e e th ed e v e lo p m e n to f th ela n dfo r h u n d re d so fy e a r, a ta tim e .

W h a ta b o u t th e fa m o u s
re s ta u ra n t,th eE nc
o f
th e
B rid g e ?
"W e
a r e n 't
g o in g
t o
c h a n g e
th <
nam e now ,b u tw em ay
d os oi n
th efu tu re ,"
s a y ,
L isa
O s p ita te ,
M a rk e tin g
M anager
fo r
C am pu,
D in in g
S e rv ic e s .
M aybe
th e
sto ry
o fth e
B rid g (
w illb e
c a rrie d
o n
i n
th eE O B .
F o rn o w h e re
e ls i
w illfu tu res tu d e n tsh e a r m e n tio n
o f th ele g e n d a r
B rid g et oN ow here.
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. C
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4 th ,.th e
fte w
o r
d o
n o tc a r e
a b o u t.th e
n e w
ro o m s
th a th a v e
lo u n g e
is ,la rg e r.
U n lik e
th e
c o m m u te r
lo u n g
d d itio nt oth e S tu d e n t A c tiv itie sC e n te r(S A C ) w as
b e e n
a d d e d
t o
th e ira c tiv ity
c e n te r .
In :c a s e
y o u
how ever, th e
s tu d e n tlo u n g e h a s
c o u c h e s
th a ta r
lu n v e ile d .
T herib b o n -c u ttin a
cerem ony
w as fille d
a re
unaw are
th e re
a rem any
n e w
fe a tu re s
t o
th e
c le a n .m uch.m ored e s k
c
n a c e .a n d
i td o e sn o th a y
w ithth es t a n d a r d
h o o p lath a tg o e s a lo n gw ith a n y
SA C .
Som e
o fth e m
a re
a c tu a lly
q u ite
a p p e a lin g
a
p <
g a th e rin gth a t in v o lv e ss p e e c h e sa n d p e o p lep a ttin g
a n d
e n h a n c e
b o th
th eb u ild in g
a n d
th e
u n iv e rs ity
ta b le
a
e a c h
o th e r
o n
th e b a c k .
D ozens
o fa d m in is tra to rs
a saw h o le .
A m ongth e s e
n e w
ro o m si sth en e w ly
te le v is i
w e a rin ig
s u its
a n d
tie s
s to o d
sid e -b y -sid e
w ith
d e s ig n e d
w e lln e s s
c e n te r.
L o c a te d
o n
th e
th ird
r
o 0 .o
c o lle g es tu d e n ts
w e a rin gt-s h irts a n d
je a n s .
P ro u d
flo o r, th e w e lln e s sc e n te ri sa 2 ,9 0 4s q u a r efo o tg y m
d o w n s ta
s tu d e n ts
a n d
fa c u lty
d e s c rib e d
h o w
e la te d
th e y
th a tin c lu d e s w e ig h tm a c h in e s , tre a d m ills ,ro w in g
t o
d is tr
w ere
t o
b e
in v o lv e d
w ith
SA C ,
P h a s e
I I .
T he
m a c h in e s ,a n d b o th
m alea n d
fem alelo c k e rro o m s
y o u
w
cerem ony
w ase n o u g h
t o
w arm
e v e n ,t h
e
b itte re s t
w ith
show ers.
I na d d itio n
t oth e
w e lln e s s
c e n te r,
1
o
u
s tu d e n t's
h e a rt.
A t som e
p o in ts ,i t
a p p e a re d
a s
th e re
a re
tw on e w
m u ltip u rp o s e
ro o m s
fo r e v e n ts ,
c ra s h e sa
th o u g h
S to n y
B ro o kw asfin a lly
tu rn in gin toare a l
a n
a rtg a lle ry ,a n d
a
fu lly
la n d s c a p e d
c o u rty a rd ,.
s c r e a n
u n iv e rs ity .
T h a t la s te d
a llth e
w ay
t o
th e
rib b o n
T he
c e n te rp ie c e
o f
th e
a d d itio n
i s
th e
s tu d e n t
I f
y o u
c u ttin g
i t s e l f .
S h o rtly
a fte r
th e
f la s h
b u lb s
w ent
lo u n g e .
T h e re
a re
c o m fo rta b le
c o u c h e s ,
c h e s s
r e s tle s sa
o ff
ind
t e
rib b o n
w as
c u t,b o th
a d m in is tra to rs
a n d
c h e c k e r gam eta b le s ,a n d
c h a irsa lla to p
g o ld
ju s t
ha
a n d s tu d e n ts
a teth e irf r e e
s a n d w ic h e s
a n d
le ftth e
a n d -b ro w n
p lu s h
c a rp e t.
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L s tu u e n L ts tn a ta itte n L e u
u a r iin isa re
n o u
a llo w e u
i n
m ne
n e w
lo u n g e .
in is
i s
s tu d y ,
y o u
th erib b o n
c u ttin gw enta b o u tth e ir d a y
a sth o u g h
s tra n g eb e c a u s e
th e yh a v e ta b le sth a ta re m eantt o
c a ng ou p s ta irs
a n d w ork o u t.
W o rk in go u ti s n o t
th e re w a sn o th in gn e w
in o n e
o f th e m ostp o p u la r
b e e a te no ff o fa n d
th e c h a irsh a v ec u p h o ld e rs b u ilt
y o u r th in g ?
T h e n ta k eaw alkt oth ea rt g a lle ry
a n d
a n d
crow ded
b u ild in g s
o n
cam pus.
O ne
s tu d e n t
in to th e m .
R egardless, th ero o m
s e r v e si t sp u rp o se
lo o k
a ro u n d .
T h e re
i s
s o m e th in g
fo re v e r y o n e
i n
w hos p o k ea t th e cerem ony
w as c o rre c t.Ab u ild in g
a saq u ie t,c o m fo rta b lero o m
t os tu d y
a n dre la x .
th e
S tu d e n tA c tiv ity
C e n te r.
A lly o u
re a lly
n e e d
w ith o u t
p e o p le
i s
m erely
e m p ty
s p a c e .
P e o p le
F o r
p o s s ib ly
th e
f i r s t
tim e,
th e
t od o
i sm o tiv a te y o u rs e lft ofin d
s o m e th in g
t od o .
m akei t m o reth a nju s tb ric k s , o d d lyc o lo re d
p ie c e s
a d m in is tra tio n
b u ilt
s o m e th in g
u s e fu l
fo r
T hea d m in is tra tio nc a nb u ilda n e n d le s s am ounto f
o fc a rp e t,a n d
b iz a rre
a rc h ite c tu re .
T heyg iv e
i ta
s tu d e n ts .
N ow
i ti s
tim e
fo ru s
t o
s p e n d
tim e
i n
b u ild in g sa n da d d itio n s ,b u ti ti su pt oth e s tu d e n ts
l i f e o f its ow n. W ith o u t s tu d e n tst oa p p re c ia tei t ,th e
th e
n e w
ro o m s
a n d
g iv e
th e m
a
p u rp o s e .
T he
t ou seth e m .
S h o w
th ea d m in is tra tio n
th a ty o ua re
S tu d e n tA c tiv ityC e n te risju s t a n o th e r.,b u ild in g ,
n e w
s tu d e n tlo u n g e , u s u a lly
h a s
le s sp e o p le
i n
i t
m o tiv a te d
a n d
w antab e tte r
cam pus.
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m ig h t
S a d ly , m osts tu d e n tse ith e r
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n o tk n o w
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