This weekend’s weather was just beautiful. I got to be outside a lot since I have a backyard now, and I’m so grateful for that. There are many things that we are now improving at our home and it isn’t easy at all, but needless to say, there’s always room for improvement. Just like a house can be improved, there is always room for improvement at our college as well. Over the years, I’ve come across a few things that I think our college could improve on or even change.
- Bigger desks: There are many classrooms around the Takoma Park campus that still have very small desks which makes it very uncomfortable to sit and write on. I think that making the tables of the individual desks a bit bigger would help students a lot. We don’t like to be distracted during the lecture, yet this makes our note-taking and listening very difficult. Plus, our classes aren’t always full so making the desks bigger wouldn’t affect the space much.
- Lower prices: The prices of certain items are too high, especially for students who eat their lunch and/or breakfast at school. Food should be very affordable in order for students to be properly fueled throughout the day.
- Eating in class: I understand that for safety reasons we’re not allowed to eat inside a laboratory room, but when lecture takes place outside of a lab room, we should at least be allowed to munch on some snacks. Although it may be loud or distracting, it can also help us stay focused and awake, especially at 3:00 PM lectures! We all can be considerate of each other and since we’re adults we should definitely try to make this happen.
- Microwaves: A lot of us bring our lunch and waiting to use that one microwave in the cafeteria is just not right. The Rockville campus has multiple microwaves and even though the Takoma Park campus is much older, we are as important. We are part of the school and should be treated equally. Since some of us can’t attend Rockville due to distance or class availability, it seems only fair to treat both campuses equally.
Well, as you can see, these are a few things I believe our school can improve on; I’m sure they will with time. I’d be happy to know if you have any other suggestions that I didn’t mention here:)
Until next time,