A lounge for male students has been assigned at the Student Hall, room 208 and 209, open from this semester. The former Student Council, Siwon had constantly suggested the construction of a male lounge to the school and the student affairs section decided to make a relaxing room for male students. With sufficient consultation and mediation, two central clubs, Avalon and UOSTC, have relocated their clubrooms, allowing for their old space to be an area for males. This place will be similar to its counterpart for female students, where students can take a nap during daytimes.
However, there was an objection at the Internet UOS community, Gwangjang, that this decision was unfeasible because another lounge will reduce the number of central clubs as the new lounge could also be a room for a future central club. However, it was found out to be a misunderstanding; the central club alliance explained that the opening of a lounge has nothing to do with central clubs and every club has their room firmly in place.
Many students were pleased to hear the opening of this place, but they are worried at the same time. One UOS student, Kim Jae-eun (Dept. of Korean Language and Literature, ’15) showed her concern toward two things; one is cleanliness and the other is smoking. She noticed a stench and dirt when using the lounge for females, and was worried about the same problem happening in the males lounge. Since there are some smokers who are male, she showed unease at cigarette smell in the room. Following this comment, the Student Council should pay constant attention to students’ opinions and try to prevent these problems.
By Lee Moon-joo
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