While I predicted that I wouldn’t come to York that much during Reading Week, it turns out that the lively, red and white campus of YU couldn’t keep me away. Last Thursday, I spent hours browsing the net, with a friend, in a computer lab on the Keele campus. Yeah. That was basically what happened. We didn’t get much done but the event did inspire me to dedicate this post to depicting the various computer labs students can use on campus to study, check Facebook or, who knows, even host their own LAN party (while you can’t reserve labs, you can probably still do this when they’re - mostly - empty).
It’s Reading Week!
Yeah, most people probably knew that already but I felt like mentioning it anyway. Since I’m not going to be at school for the majority of the week, I can’t really go exploring as much as I could on a regular week (sad, I know). But, I “explored York” quite a bit before Reading Week began and, so, I still have two posts scheduled for this week.
I was reminiscing about places around York I’ve been to recently and I recalled an event in Atkinson I briefly attended.
It’s the most heartwarmingly corny day of the year; no, not Christmas, but Valentine’s Day. Being university students, many of us have probably forgotten about this day and for a good reason. Back in our elementary school days, Valentine’s Day meant signed cartoon cards and chocolates galore but now that we’ve entered higher education, this day tends to fly by unnoticed. Well, I’ve decided to put in some effort to make today as memorable as it was in elementary school (if possible). And this doesn’t mean heading off to Wal-Mart to buy a $10 pack of Bugs Bunny cards; instead, I’ll point out anything red or pink on campus that tends to stand out, and somewhere you can buy hot chocolate (because nothing screams V-Day more than hot chocolate).
Unless you drive, you probably don’t pay much attention to street signs and that’s completely understandable. When you commute by bus, street signs are good to know but it usually wouldn’t make much of a difference if you didn’t know them anyway. I’ll be honest when I say that I’m still not familiar with many of the streets on York’s Keele campus – if you ask me for directions, I’ll most likely use buildings to guide you instead. But that can be pretty irksome at times, so I’m going to list some common streets on the Keele campus not only for your future reference, but for mine, as well.