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Chatting for Change: Updating Academic Buildings

By Nichole Currier, Assistant Features Editor
On April 29, 2015

When stepping onto a campus, one of the first things visitors notice is the look of that school. Whether it’s dirty, clean, new, or old, a first impression can go a long way. Plymouth State University has always proved itself to be a beautiful campus, being surrounded by hills, green grass, and trees that provide stunning scenes in the fall. Yet some students argue that this beauty may only be skin deep. When taking a look on the inside of things, students have found that there may be some aspects of campus they’d be willing to change.

With classes ranging from literature to science, to math or art, students often find themselves in a variety of academic buildings throughout the semester. 
However, many students find that the classrooms of these buildings could use some improvement. “Mostly Hyde and Memorial,” said Courtney Oullette, a senior at PSU. “The lobby of Hyde looks nice now that the renovations are done, much more modern. I just think they should continue that throughout the building.” Oullette continued on, focusing largely on the condition of the classrooms. “The chairs are awful. Especially in Rounds, where you’re using the desks for a lot of big projects. I feel like that’s how it is all over campus, though.”

Even with the slight changes that a few of the buildings could use, though, there’s no denying the allure of some of the others. Even as she talked about the changes she would like to see, Oullette couldn’t help mentioning her love for buildings such as Rounds. “I love Rounds. It just feels so much like the original Plymouth with its brick walls and the clock tower. I also really like the remodeling that was done on the interior as well,” said Oullette.

Even with the renovations that some classrooms could use, Plymouth still has that certain charm that sets it apart from other campuses. With desks having been a discussion point between students for some time, there is always hope that small changes will be made. However, the one thing that will bring this or any issue to light is discussion and problem solving.

Any student who notices a concern being talked about on campus is encouraged to spread the word. Any thoughts can be sent to the Features Editor, Cassandra Pearson, at clpearson@plymouth.edu to continue Chat for Change. Opinions will only be heard if the opportunity to talk is taken!

 

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