Campus Construction a Necessary Inconvenience

Toni Ortivez
The Paw Print
As we start the new semester, we are faced with the task of locating our classes, which due to the remodeling of the ES building, are spread across campus. Buildings that were once dedicated to a specific area of study have now been combined with other degree programs, but does it really matter that we have to traverse campus to find our new classrooms?
To be honest, it doesn’t really matter where the classes are located; they will inevitably have the same material and will undoubtedly be conducted. However, the real issue is not that classes are scattered, but that there is a noticeable stress being placed on other buildings and parking lots, as well as the inopportune timing of the remodel.
It may not have been the best option to begin the remodel of an important building in the middle of the academic school year, but what must be done, must be done. Unfortunately, because of this, the many prerequisite classes, as well as many degree courses, that stem from the ES building had to be relocated. Finding available rooms in the middle of the academic year to accommodate these classes has proven to be difficult, with the scattered locations as a result. But with some clever scheduling and sacrifices, it has been done.
Furthermore, with the parking lot east of the ES building being closed off, the reduction in street parking, and the relocation of classes, parking spaces have become sparse. Traffic around the campus, including adjacent neighborhoods, has increased and the likelihood of accidents will also increase, so being aware of our surroundings is a priority.
Also, the increased traffic of students in other buildings has inflated the need for people to interact with students in other departments, so let’s make the best of it and learn something new!
As the cliché saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining. For our situation, the positive of the construction is the creation of a building better suited to meet the needs of the students. The building itself, as we all know, may not have been the most comfortable or the most accommodating, but we made due.
However, with the remodel, classrooms will provide better for the students as well as the faculty that we depend on to supply us with vital information for our future endeavors. It is one of the first steps that Adams State College is taking to better our campus, so let’s make the best of it while we can.
In addition, videos of the remodel will be posted on The Paw Print website as often as they are received. So don’t hesitate to take a look at what it is that is making you walk a few extra yards to a new classroom and a new building.
So here’s to a new semester and to the new look of our campus! is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet