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Saturday Game Day

October 16, 2010 3 comments

“Any self-respecting campus gets started (partying for the football game on Saturday) on Thursday night” as heard on ESPN tonight.
We at WSC have no problem partying on Thursday nights, but our reasoning is somewhat different. Saturdays’ on campus are dead. For the homecoming game, there was decent attendance, but the atmosphere associated with a Saturday game is gone. It just doesn’t feel like college football.
There are several issues that I feel lead to this problem.
1) WSC is a dry campus. This rule is incredibly tough to change, but I propose somewhat of a compromise. What if on the Saturdays of home football games, WSC was a wet campus. It’s college people, and students drink. Not all do, and not all do so irresponsibly, but its an asset to tailgating.
2) Tailgating is not 30 middle aged folks talking under a tent next to the main gate. The tailgating atmosphere originates in the parking lot and the energy is then brought into the stadium at game time. Problem here? What parking lot? We need to open the lots by Rice to fans and students alike to bring their footballs, grills, and coolers. (Students who don’t wanna tailgate can head for lot 10 and park over the weekend… (its desolate out there after lunch on Fridays anyways.)
3) The team is doing pretty well this year, and it shouldn’t be hard to convince people to show up. WSC could really help out with some great promo ideas. (Ex… first 200 students get free WSC FB shirt, dollar hot dogs, “White outs” and “Black outs”. Rice Rowdies, since you guys blow up my FB inbox 3 times a day anyways, expand your coverage to the gridiron and get out there and support.
These may seem like big changes, but if you want to have a chance of changing the apathetic views on weekends in Wayne then work with what is already here. I don’t care if we are D1, D2, or D3 for that matter. It’s football in Nebraska, this shouldn’t be so tough.

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Whoops!

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

If you have attended a class in the last week on the WSC college campus, there is no way that you could miss the construction site conveniently located in front of Connell Hall.
A construction company to remain nameless (Other than the name currently painted on all of their equipment on campus) worked over the summer on all of the campus beautification projects that took place. Unfortunately… somewhere along the way, we had a little accident.
A crane that was used on campus for the summer projects seemed to be just a little heavy to be rolling around out there. Our wonderfully green lawns on campus are meticulously maintained and watered with the help of an expansive sprinkler system. It is one of these underground pipes that this crane ruptured, and then gave way resulting in our Nebraskan Old Faithful.
The new concrete has been poured and life will soon return to normal. Oh… other than the now well worn paths from students on the very lawn these sprinklers were trying to preserve… Funny how that worked out

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When’s Lunch?

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Even though we like to think that as we go off to college we will get to make more of our own decisions, anyone who has ever eaten on campus quickly comes to the realization that this is just not true. Now obviously we cannot expect that both the upper and lower gag be open 24/7, but I presume I’m not the only one that would like to see at least one change.

Many of us fork over the big bucks every year to eat less than mediocre food. I have come to accept this, but if I pay good money for these meals, why can’t I use them whenever the cafeteria is open? The lower gag is very convenient to have on campus and really great to visit in a pinch. However, when I am standing knee deep in a crowd of 50 kids standing in line at 12:22 p.m. because their meals don’t work for another 8 minutes is just ridiculous.

The main idea behind the lower gag is to offer a faster, easier eating option for students. I do believe that it is a great asset to our campus, but some of the fine print keeps it from rising to the top. I realize that this is not solely the responsibility of WSC, but also that of Chartwells. I do think that it is the place of WSC to mediate between the students and Chartwells to work out the minimal time differences that have such a heavy impact.

Classes get out at ten till the hour and a quarter after the hour. Simply moving the meal plan usage time to noon would drastically ease the massive traffic jam that plagues the lower gag. This is not tough stuff here.

Wayne State College, we love the effort… but really, think about it.

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Parking… A Clear Issue

October 3, 2010 1 comment

Right right right we know that this is no new issue. We have all experienced walking out to a chunk of gravel next to the hospital on a nice balmy January afternoon in Wayne. Every freshman pays their dues and parks in the boondocks for a couple semesters, but the problems don’t end there.

Unless you’re a socially awkward 7th year senior at WSC, you know that the sooner you move off campus the better. Now the real challenge begins. We all play the game of… parallel parking on 10th street, or watching people fail miserably at it for that matter, and clogging up every other street East of 6th St. Better yet, you are late for class and chance a “15 min. only” spot for your business class. (You know who you are out there). Honestly, neither of these options are ranking up there too high for anyone. With the amount of commuters, these parking lots and streets fill up early and clear out late. Campus security just loves to write notes to anyone who toes the line and just tries to get by.

Wayne State College, we love the effort… but really, think about it.

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New Look, New Problem

October 3, 2010 2 comments

A Love Hate Relationship

We have all seen the changes that have been developing around campus. I suppose we can finally say that we can see the results of some of our tuition money that we will be paying off for decades to come. On second thought, what is some of this crap? Campus beautification is never an issue (The native grass exhibit is for another post), and taking the road out of campus was really a great idea. (sorry auto shop kids, you can no longer get your projects into campus to work on them). But for the rest of us, it looks and feels so much more like a college campus and it is for this exact feel that we pay the price of functionality.

Conn Library, the destination for printing as many pages as you want for free and charge coffee to your meal plan, (they may also have a few books there as well) is the scene of one of the worst functional traffic flow designs on campus. What was once a large spacious court yard has now been reduced to set of concentric concrete circles. It looks awkward, no one knows or cares what it does, and causes a regular cluster f*** of students trying to get in and out of the building.

Wayne State College, we love the effort… but really, think about it.

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