Extension of game room’s hours could prove to be beneficial

Jimmy Edwards-Turner

Nothing is more relaxing than hurricane-kicking some friends in the face before your geology class, or ending a day of classes with a game of pool.

The campus game room is the only area designated for spending your time in the most unproductive and idle manner: playing games with your friends.

Every other building and domain at Cerritos College is here out of necessity, as a resource, or as a convenience. The game room is our only privilege.

So shouldn’t this privilege be extended to all students? It would make sense.

However, those of us that must deal with the many issues that come with taking a night class also have to tolerate the fact we just don’t get to play billiards.

This isn’t fair to the hundreds of students that pay for their units just like everyone else.

If you paid to be here then you should be able to enjoy all of the campus’ facilities and amenities, and that includes everything from the library to the food court to Street Fighter.

The Learning Resource Center is left open until 9 p.m., so why not leave the game room open until 7 p.m.?

If not for the sake of those students who have been disregarded, then at least for the sake of those that want to earn their way through their higher education.

The game room is another job on campus for students involved with the work-study program to fill.

Increasing the hours of operation would be favorable for those of us that work part-time on school grounds.

Students employed in the LRC can work shifts between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., and those in the food court, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

That is 13 and 11 hours for each place of employment, respectively.

An extension in the hours would be beneficial to all parties involved.

Night students get to indulge in the school’s few liberties, work-study students get an extra hour of paycheck, and the Associated Students of Cerritos College would see an increase in revenue it could use accordingly.

This is a small but positive change in the routine environment of our college campus that could easily be implemented.

Let’s take some action and have administrators and faculty consider and adopt some useful ideas.