Commuters search for irreplaceable lounge

By Abigail Keefe
December 6, 2001

I am sure those of you that are residents may think of a commuter lounge and think, “lounge smounge,” but for all of us that do commute, the lounge is a as vital as having a cigarette between your classes. There needs to be a place to do this so called “lounging” when we have say, a three hour break because our schedules are not the best out there.

While the construction done over in Widener is glorious within itself, they forgot to replace on thing: the lounge. Sure, there is a small musty room taking its place over by the snack machines, but where is our big screen T.V.? It may be somewhere to sit and twiddle my thumbs, but let’s be honest, I could do that on the couches in Founders Hall. We commuters need entertainment. The occasional person ditching class and roaming the halls only holds us for so long.

In talking with some commuters I found a couple of interesting things. The first is that some people, such as Sara Wise, did not even know the original lounge existed. In asking her what she was going to do now that the lounge had been tore down, her reply was, “What lounge?” this thought that many are getting by without it, may calm some of you who were truly starting to feel our pain. The other reply I received was frustration that now there is nowhere to hang out at school in between classes. Sure, there is a hole in the wall but nowhere to “do something” (and I am not talking about homework).

The question now is where do we go from here? Protest until we get our room back? Or shall we simply lie down on our backs and take it along with much of the nonsense that goes on. It is question that only we, the proud students, commuters or not, can answer my friends. Do we want to see our brothers, sister and friends tossed to fend for themselves out there in the woods of Cabrini? I don’t think so.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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