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    • Members of the senior class eat lunch in the Weissman room as they adjust to Covid-19 rules that prohibit talking while eating inside.

Pandemic Poll: Best Campus Hangouts

Covid-19 mitigation policies alter where students can hang out on campus. The Razor polled students on the best places to spend their free time, Covid-19 style.
Where do you spend your free time on campus?
“Malone or a classroom in Baldwin.” - Laila Samuel ’23

“I like to either hangout in the Lovell hallway where Mrs. Hartup and Mr. Calderone’s room is or in an empty Thompson classroom.” - Pearl Miller ’22

“I really like to hang out in Lovell, sometimes in the basement (it’s a secret) and in the Thompson practice rooms, and in the orchestra rooms!” -Anonymous student ’21

“Under the tree, right in front of Heath, on the quad.” - Bodhi Chiravuri ’26

“In the 7th grade atrium of Thompson.” - Liam Teel ’26

“Heath, library, quad, Malone first floor, walking around campus, or sitting on bleachers of the pitt.” - Alexandra Mathews ’22

Suggestions for more places on campus?
“Add more places to sit!” - Laila Samuel ’23

“Make the library not silent again!” - Emmett Dowd ’21

“Add more tables in Malone either near the balcony or on the first floor.” - Kyle Robik ’22

“Create more spaces to hang out after school without students having to be in the freezing cold or having to be quiet.” - Ripley Chance ’26

“Allow more classrooms as hangout spaces.” - Pearl Miller ’22

“Adding some couches in the unused far court in the lower level AC would be nice as we haven’t had bad weather lunch plans in a long time.” - Rohan Kalaria ’24

“Add charging stations in all areas of campus.” - Eric Fusscas ’26

“The outdoor tents were a good idea, but possibly also add tents for lunch, because they provide a good place to eat when its raining and... a safe place to socialize with friends while easily social distancing.” - Arthur Fusscas ’26

“Allow conversation on the top floor of the library again! Or at least provide a space for people to work while talking.” - Sofia Schaffer ’23

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