Student Minds: What ASU needs next

Community desires nap stations, puppy rooms

By Rosanna Aguilera
On January 19, 2017

Since the two new buildings on campus began construction, students started to think on what ASU needs next.

While students look forward to using the new areas, they also want a place to relax.

Nap stations, areas to cry and new food options are the general consensus of new buildings needed on campus.

A couple students suggested ideas that would help relieve students’ stress.

Junior Erica Portales said that she thought a ‘napping station’ would be suitable on campus, especially for students that have hour’s long gaps between classes.

"Most students won’t walk back to their dorm or may not even live in San Angelo," Portales said.

She said that the stations could have pillows and blankets for the students that wished to rest.

"They can catch up on the much needed sleep we all know we need," Portales said.

Freshman Jessica Cadena said that they could build a place with "crying cells and puppies all the time" for students to relieve stress.

Portales also thought that building a greenhouse on campus would be a great addition.

"It would give students a chance to learn how to care for different types of plants, grow food and better understand how we benefit from different things we can grow," Portales said.

Cadena said that another "more realistic idea" would be if they opened a stand of some sort where different businesses can take turns selling and promoting their business.

"Maybe Iggy’s Shaved Ice would be there a few days, then maybe a smoothie bar and so on," Cadena said.

Freshman Jada Falcon suggested that they build another food place on campus, for example, a Panda Express.

Freshman Alexandra Hagg said that she agreed ASU should build a new food stand so that the students could have a "bigger variety." She said a Jamba Juice or Panda Express should be presented.

Haag said that she thinks a new food station would work well on campus and get plenty of business.

"I feel like a lot of the students that live on campus get tired of the same places, so it would be nice to have other options," Haag said.

Freshman Summer Salgado said ASU could build an auto or welding shop where students could work on cars and other auto services for practice and have it as a hands-on class.

With the ever growing student population on ASU, expansion will be needed.

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