Ever find yourself walking down the Mall and admiring the gorgeous scenery all around?
The lush green grass, the majestic bull statue, the pristine fogging fountain…and all of that heavily-tarped chain-link fence covering up construction zones.
Heading further south down the Mall, one would find the old Physics and Administration buildings, which sit half-finished and boarded up thanks to budget cuts that simply forced the college to stop working on them.
In fact, the entire East side of the Mall from Parking Lot 1 to Parking Lot 7 is lined with construction areas, save for the one small pathway connecting the gym and the Village to the rest of the campus.
Not only is the walkway narrow and lined with sharp cacti, but the amount of students walking the path during the busy times of day on campus, really makes you feel like part of a herd of cattle moving slowly to the next feeding ground.
Understandably, the powers that be have other things to worry about on campus, like whether or not Prop. 30 will truly save the college from all of these nasty budgets cuts, but surely something can be done to put a positive spin on the school’s many construction problems.
Opening up a few more walkways between the buildings between the Mall and the Village will alleviate some of the stresses and congestion along that lone trail and breathe some new life into that side of the campus.
Not much can be done with the library while they fix the mistakes, but some sort of positive news regarding the project would be music to the ears of the students that look at the building day after day and seemingly find no improvement.
Give us a chance to enjoy being on campus.