For the majority of us who pass through Trinity, we have four years to experience life here. While four years isnâ€™t much in the grand scheme of things, itâ€™s still a decent chunk of time.
With the small student population and campus, itâ€™s fair to assume that, by the time graduation rolls around, you should have a pretty nice understanding of how things work around here.
At this point in my Trinity career, I feel confident in saying that Iâ€™m ready to go. However, I am left with one unanswered question concerning campus life. Itâ€™s nothing crazyâ€”Iâ€™m not anticipating that the answer will rock my worldâ€”but, still. Iâ€™d like to know. So, Iâ€™d like to use my allotted 500 words to ask the Trinity community a question that, in my four years here, Iâ€™ve been unable to find a satisfying answer to.
Now, Iâ€™m well aware of the fact that the majority of the student body population will not read this columnâ€”or even open the Trinitonianâ€”so my results (if anyone were to actually respond to this) will be a little skewed.However, to those who do read this paper: what do you do on Friday between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.?
Since my freshman year, my best friend and I have agonized over this question. Classes end at 2:30 and most people donâ€™t eat dinner before six, leaving the campus a ghost town during the time in between. Often, weâ€™d walk around the silent campus, wondering if weâ€™d somehow missed the apocalypse and happened to be the last two humans left on earth.
Iâ€™ve done my fair share of detective work, yet very few of my fellow students have been able to provide a clear answer. The leading responses are as follows: homework, sleeping and hanging out off campus.
To the first response, I call bullshit; you are not all doing homework on a Friday afternoon. To the second answer, OK. Maybe a large portion of you are napping. Iâ€™ll let that one slide. And as for the third, Iâ€™m sure many students are doing something non-school related off-campus; I suppose thatâ€™s possible.
Though Iâ€™ve received several (bogus) answers, I still cannot help but think that Iâ€™m missing out on something. I have three Fridays left at Trinity before graduation and Iâ€™d really like to spend them well. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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