Staff Rants: Revolving Doors, April Weather and Dining Halls
April 3, 2018
Our staff is letting everyone know what irks them on this fine, or not so fine, Tuesday! This week we are ranting about revolving doors, poor weather and dining hall options for early risers.
On People Who Go Hard Through Revolving Doors:
NYU is big on revolving doors, and very rightfully so: they are better for the environment. That being said, they are a dangerous entrance to go through. Not only do you have to squeeze into the turning student trap to grant access to buildings, but also you have to deal with people who act as if pushing revolving doors is a race. Someone please explain to me why some people practically run while using revolving doors. I saw scenes similar to war where professors had their arms stuck and students caught by their backpacks due to someone out of “The Fast and The Furious.” Please go slower; you will only lose two seconds.
— Yasmin Gulec, Features Editor
On April Weather:
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, and I should be allowed to fully expect semi-warm, spring weather by now. Instead, this morning I walked out of Carlyle Court Residence Hall inappropriately dressed in sneakers only to find that there were several inches of snow outside. SNOW. Back home, it’s going to be nearly 80 degrees. I’ve been good! I’ve recycled! So tell me, Mother Nature, why have you cursed me with this disgustingly chilly weather just after I got over my cold? Why must we, the people of New York, be subject to cold slush seeping into our shoes this far into the year?
— Natasha Roy, Managing Editor-at-Large
On Weekend Dining Hall Hours:
On Saturdays and Sundays, the only dining hall on the Washington Square campus open before 10 a.m. is Weinstein Passport Dining. Now, I understand that the average college student sleeps in on weekends, however a lot of us have things to do earlier in the morning, and it would be nice to have breakfast to fuel our day. I live at Lipton Residence Hall — notorious for its lack of kitchens — and when I go downstairs around 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. on a Sunday, it is disheartening to see that both the store and dining hall are closed. I have stocked up on granola bars and belVita Breakfast Biscuits, but it’d be nice to have a hearty breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
— Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor
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