Re: Water stop in Beam Hall advances campus green goals

To the Editor,

As a University student and environmentalist, I support this program because it moves our school to a “suitability” environment. I could love to visit Frank and Estella Beam Hall just to use this hydration station. But it could be nice if we have hydration stations in other building such as Student Union and the library so more students can use it. I use water bottles every day and it is a hassle if I do have to go to one building just to refill my bottle.

I agree with Facilities Manager Victor Welbourne because having two water fountains especially in the second floor of Student Union is useless because one is enough and I do not see a lot of students using it. Maybe Mr. Welbourne could like to install a hydration station there. However, it could be nice if Mr. Welbourne detailed why it cost $2,200 because we are paying for it. Is one hydration station cost $2,200 or is it for all hydration stations in the university? If it’s all of hydration stations then I am sure it won’t be a problem.

Recycling Manager Tara Pike should recommend or provide suitability utilities (if they need them) in Student Union, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and Residence halls because if they are installing hydration stations in their own they have to make sure it works properly.

For me, it is not just about recycling issues but also saving money since we have a budget crisis right now. In order to have more students interested they can send them emails about this project because as a student, I am for this program.

– Roxanne San Jose
Political Science Major

Re: Water stop in Beam Hall advances campus green goals

To the Editor,

Someone should write an article about “Letting Things Roll Off your Shoulders.” We’re a diverse University that is thrown right in the middle of a city built on gambling and sex. Don’t you guys remember our city’s slogan? “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” I’m pretty sure they weren’t talking about the latest verse you learned at Bible Study. If we sensor everything that’s offensive, we wouldn’t have much left of anything.

I applaud the group for taking a stance on what they believe in. But come on guys, save your energy for something far more important. Like, rising student tuition costs. Now that’s something worth being offended about.

– Audy Garcia
Radiology Major

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