Campus is full of stress and exhaustion as students run from class to class. Their minds focused on grades, tests and getting through the semester. Luckily there is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of college life, and currently it is located in the Tivoli.
The Healthy Moves program offers yoga among other classes, and I am a huge fan.
Not only is it convenient, it gives me an entire hour of relief from school — and it’s free.
Sadly though, the program has been moved all around campus and has yet to find a permanent home.
Last semester it was in a quiet room on the sixth floor of the Tivoli but moved because campus clubs need more space. Now it is in the Roger Braun Lounge, which was great because a lot of people didn’t know the program existed until they walked by it, but I’d rather not be doing a downward dog while listening the loudmouth on her cell phone outside of the door.
So what’s next? Where will the program be shuffled to now? And why isn’t this program — one that benefits students and faculty greatly — not a priority to the campus?
It sounds to me like the fight is over space. Look, we are three schools packed tightly into one campus — a campus that has nowhere to expand except up, or to overtake parking lots.
So why do I keep hearing about this school deserves this space and this school should have that space? Haven’t we all figured out by now that we share everything?
I think it’s time to get priorities straight and give the Healthy Moves program — a program we all share — some space and some respect.