Let the chaos begin!

Hey Ross! Here is my rough draft – and I do mean rough. Please pay special attention to the form – i don’t know how to write in APA and I am needing to learn so make sure you mark all the mechanics of APA!!! thanks!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Courtney Brown

Fundamentals of Journalism

Dr. Ross Fuglsang

Description: Rough Draft

When a student walks in or out of the Learning Center, the first and last thing they smell is coffee. The first thing they hear is a grinding blender dishing out a smoothie, and a sweet blonde lady looks up and smiles. “Hello, Hello how are you today? Need to warm up?”  The lady is Nancy Boyle, manager of “The Spoon holder Café”.

The warm, home-like scent pervades the air, and helps create an intellectual ambience for the library. It is the mecca of the students, and if you listen closely, you can hear some of us snoring – curled up and sleeping sweetly on the third floor, on the many chairs and bean bags. However, the library isn’t all we once knew it to be.

Hickman-Johnson Furrow Learning Center was built in 1904. A little known fact about the Library is that it was originally the gymnasium. The Second floor was a basketball court, and the third floor was a suspended track. It wasn’t until the 50’s that the gymnasium got turned into the Library, and in the mid to late eighties the second half was added. The Spoon Holder wasn’t actually added until the summer of 2005 – even though today we can’t imagine getting through a day without it. The Spoon holder however is not the only addition to the library within the last twenty years. We now have the Mass Communication department, as well as the Rhetoric department, both of which are housed here at the library. The Student success program, as well as the tutoring staff also calls the library home. There is a plethora of knowledge and resources here, ranging from human resources, to books and online databases. Anything we could need, or imagine, is right here for us, with concerned staff to help us get there.

Whether we need to wake up, or we want a quick nap without walking back to our dorm, the Learning Center is there. A center for both social and academic interaction, it is among one of the single most important buildings on campus. It is hard not to love the library especially if you spend four years here, falling asleep to the soft clicks, giggles, and blending sounds that comes together, and somehow creates a lullaby.

September 8th, 2010 at 1:22 am

2 Responses to “Rough Draft for paper 1~”
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      Chris Levine says:

    Nice walk through. The intro part is soooo very true!!

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      fuglsang says:

    I’d like to hear more about the lobby, Courtney. That’s where you can do the most with sensory description. Reynders wanted the Library to be a hub of campus activity. He wanted to move away from the stereotypical library image, which is why he pushed for the Spoonholder and a much more social atmosphere.

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Spoonholder the last year, and it is an interesting place to experience Morningside and overhear conversations. The library staffers working the front desk get the same experience of people coming in and going out, braving the weather and momentarily warming to the coffee shop before moving on.

    You might try using Nancy as your central figure, then move outwards to describe the coffee shop as a whole.