Computers and printers — stat!!
The amount of inconvenience that the absence of a computer lab in Foery Hall causes is ridiculous. For example, one weekend I needed to turn in an assignment before noon on a Sunday. Therefore, I desperately needed a computer and printer. However, since the basement of Foery — where the computer lab used to be — is being renovated, I had to run to the library instead. Unfortunately it was 10 a.m. on a Sunday so I ran to the library for nothing because it was closed. Then I attempted to use the computer lab in Dablon Hall, but my swipe access was denied. As a last resort I went through the security office to get to Nelligan’s computer lab and finally found a decent computer and printer.
Why did I have to go on a scavenger hunt only to use a computer and printer for less than 30 minutes? After that adventure I could only feel like Dora the Explorer. I could not even rely on my own residence hall to provide me with the resources that I needed.
I understand that renovations are not quick processes, but Le Moyne had the entire summer to at least get the renovations started and get midway through the process. As a matter a fact, I do not think you can call something a renovation until you have actually started renovating the area, and from what I’ve seen so far nothing has been renovated in the basement because it still looks like the set of a horror movie.
The basement is dull-looking, naked and — most importantly — without a printer. The only two things the basement is being put to good use for at the moment are laundry (thank God) and two random suites that house a few students down there.
This lack of resources and information is not okay. As residents, we don’t even know when the renovation will start or when it is projected to be finished. None of the RAs nor our RD have been able to provide solid answers. There is nothing but uncertainty and rumors floating around campus. As paying residents, we should not be subjected to this atmosphere and be forced into these flights to find basic services.
The Le Moyne College admissions department tells incoming students that printers are not required materials to purchase for our dorms, but the school fails to provide enough printers and to upkeep the few accessible ones already in place. Printing has become a serious issue on campus and working printers are a hard commodity to come by.
We have a right to the truth, to know what is going on in our residence halls. The only way that the departments in charge of these issues are going to know that we need answers is if we all speak up as a community and create one loud voice. I think we all want answers, printers and a slightly less creepy basement, Is that really too much to ask for?