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BANG! BANG!

No, I’m not talking about part of the chorus to “Feuer Frei” by Rammstein — I’m talking about the constant banging of piledrivers right next to College Lodge for the new fine arts center at the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip. It’s been driving many students bonkers, and with the impending final exams, a petition is being sent around by Student Government to put a temporary halt to the construction so that students can study for and take their final exams in peace. Apparently this is drawing a bit more attention outside of the usual student circles. Here’s part of a message from SGA Senator Seaton Brown, sent via the Facebook group aptly titled HELP STOP THE POUNDING!, about some additional press coming SGA’s way on this issue, which can only be a good thing:

Also, Channel 2 News knows about the petition and a reporter from Post and Courier was at Senate tonight- so it sounds like we’re making some news! So tell all your friends and sign the petition! Thanks!

Let’s hope some sanity is restored to the campus for at least a few weeks. The piledriving is hella annoying, and can literally be heard across the entire campus. If it weren’t for the hustle and bustle of Calhoun St., I’m sure I’d hear it from my Ashley Ave. apartment, too.

Kudos to SGA for taking action on this on behalf of the student body — my many thanks to you.