Letters from readers: 3/7/2016

A representation of what the atrium in the LA building could look like if it had a net to relax in. Courtesy | John Manwiller

A representation of what the atrium in the LA building could look like if it had a net to relax in. Courtesy | John Manwiller

Life for a college student can be stressful. There are always classes to attend, homework to finish and studying to do. In order to relieve the stress, students need places to hang out and collaborate on school projects. I believe a new location for students to gather and enjoy themselves would be beneficial.

There is a library at Washtenaw Community College for studying, but silence is required there. The forbidden verbal communication in the library makes it difficult for students to communicate or socialize there. There are not many places on campus designated for a group of people to gather and enjoy themselves.

This idea of a location for a student hangout reminded me of how much I enjoyed playing on a McDonald’s PlayPlace when I was younger. One of my favorite parts of the McDonald’s PlayPlace was the canvas cylindrical net. Something about being suspended in the air and held up by ropes with your friends was fantastic.

My idea for a fun hangout location would be a big net in which students could relax and socialize. In the LA building there is a wide open space that would be ideal for a net. A sturdy, safe net could be strung from one end of the open space to the other to provide a perfect place for students to sit.

This net would be a perfect place for students to gather and spend quality time together. Similar to how I was reminded of the fun I had at McDonald’s when I was younger, it may also remind other students of their fond childhood memories. It would be a safe and fun “PlayPlace” for college students.

John Manwiller
17
Finance major
Westland

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