The Washburn Review

Professors should use textbooks more

Review's View January 28, 2008

With the start of school comes new pens, notebooks and, of course, textbooks. The regular grumble about textbooks usually surrounds the bookstore. Students often come away from buying textbooks with...

Guest Columnist

Chelsea Chaney December 10, 2007
I have served on WSGA as a senator for nearly three years. During that time, I have heard many a complaint come through that office from students. Topics have included things like smoking on campus, food quality, recycling, etc. However, this year the office has been swarmed with complaints about the parking situation on campus. Students have called complaining about how they have been unable to find any place to park and how it is absurd that they have to walk up to 10 minutes in order to get to class. Personally, I think everyone who is complaining about parking is overreacting. Yes, we have just more than 7,000 students attending Washburn right now. However, not all of those students are on campus at once. Washburn's parking lots can hold several thousand vehicles, which is more than enough to accommodate student parking. There is no reason someone looking for parking cannot find a spot. The catch is you might have to search for a bit or park a little further away than you might like to. Parking is free on this campus, which is something uncommon for most colleges. If one looks at parking on other campuses, they will find that its expensive (to the tune of several hundred dollars a year) and that most students at those campuses will still tell you that finding a parking spot is troublesome. I think it's great that Washburn offers free parking and that it also does a good job about maintaining and operating the parking lots. The parking lots are monitored security cameras; the police patrol the parking lots and are also very helpful with unlocking and jump starting cars for students. The best part about all theses services is that they are free to students. If students are really going to complain because they cannot find a parking lot close to their classroom, take a few minutes to plan out your day better. If it has been taking you 10 minutes to find a parking spot close to your class room, then travel to the other side of campus and find a spot quickly and spend the 10 minutes normally used for searching to walk to your classroom instead. Parking on this campus is guaranteed in the respect that students will always be able to find a spot. There is, however, no guarantee that the spot you find will be close to your classroom and that's OK. This campus isn't large any means. It's only 1/2 a mile across, which means it shouldn't take anyone longer than 10 minutes to walk across campus. So from now on, take a little more time to plan out your day and don't be afraid to walk a little bit in order to get to class. Besides, a little walking never hurt anyone. Patrick MuenksWashburn student

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