Post by Irate Student on Jan 14, 2008 2:24:46 GMT -5
So, has anyone noticed that the Student Center (Campus Center) is no longer student friendly? The set up is nice and everything is amazingly beautiful looking. However, one can no longer just change the channel on the t.v.s. Many people come in at all times of the day and just watch those t.v.s, but now, they don't have the freedom of changing the channel. And what's worse, if there is another t.v. that is blasting with no one watching it, everyone else has to suffer because no one can turn it down. Another group of people this hurts are those that play their gaming systems in the Student Center. Whether it be a Wii, a PS2 or 3, or an XBox, they can no longer hook them up. These people never once hurt these t.v.s once and now no longer have a place to come and play all together unless by chance on the rarest of occasions one of the few t.v.s in the dorm lobbies are free (but even then, there is a lack of community involvement). All this was supposedly done to the t.v.s supposedly because a few select people would keep turning the t.v.s to BET and then turning them up and leaving them on there for hours at a time, which did not look good for the school. Now a simple phone call would have easily got rid of the station for us (it was done for HBO and MTV, they were once part of the package) but instead, a few hundred dollars were spent on redoing the columns so no one could change the channels on the t.v.s.
Post by deadlypliers on Jan 14, 2008 21:46:34 GMT -5
Some of the columns have already been modified (read "damaged") so that the channels can be changed, but I don't know about the inputs for the games. It seems to me like the channels weren't the only problems, but the gaming as well. To put our money towards something so trivial is very irresponsible of the powers that be. How about putting the money towards something commonly overlooked on campus: fixing the loose bricks in the square. Just a thought...
Post by Irate Student on Jan 19, 2008 3:01:31 GMT -5
Well, now they have it so students can go to StarBucks and pick up a remote to change the channels. But still, there is no freedom in that. StarBucks closes at different hours and what about the students who are up late? and as mentioned before, the students who gamed in there no longer can because on the new "improvements."
Post by deadlypliers on Jan 20, 2008 22:46:03 GMT -5
The available remote is completely ridiculous. If the purpose of the improvements were to keep the students from changing the channels, then why is there now a remote? The only remaining possibility is that they don't want students to plug in game systems. This is horribly inconvenient because there are many people that like to play games with the opposite gender, and there is a scarcity of televisions available for coed gaming.
Post by Irate Student on Mar 11, 2008 13:16:20 GMT -5
The argument with causing screen burning doesn't make sense either. In the new Arlos' Cafe, there are at least three or four plasma t.v.s hooked up to Wiis and are played all day long. These televisions are just as expensive as the ones in the upstairs lobby are. So, as mentioned beforehand, it is ridiculous that they have put up the wood to prevent anyone from changing the channels or from playing games upstairs.
Post by balmyblonde on Apr 22, 2008 23:23:30 GMT -5
Not being able to change the TVs is annoying, but what really gets me is that there is nothing to do in the student center BUT watch TV. I don't know what i was expecting in the new basement, but I thought it would be something different.
I'm a freshman, so I don't know if the laser tag and movie room in the old basement were lame, but at least those students weren't stuck channel surfing for hours on end.
Not that I do that, but it seems like my only option for entertainment in the student center. Am i alone in my frustration?