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Op-ed: NIACC dorms like jail cells (by Peter Children)


This news story was published on January 20, 2012.
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There is a story in the local paper today focusing on NIACC’s needs, part of which is student housing. I can relate to that…not that I attended school there because I did not, however I had occasion to visit those dorms several times about 7 or 8 years ago….I think; time flies.

There was a young girl from Yugoslavia who was attending the college at that time and I was helping her with whatever I could. Now to the issue at hand, the dorm rooms. Up to today I have never been inside a jail cell, but when I think of what one could be like, I immediatly think of the room Mimi stayed in. It was painted (dark) concrete block, very little lite coming into the room. It was quite small, narrow in size with steel doors.  Now if you were not depressed before you moved into that space you sure in the hell would be after a few days and nights, the only thing missing was a slot in the door to pass food through.

The hallways were dank, with what was alledgly “students” roaming the corridors…but it could have been anyone at anytime of the day or night, hence the steel doors, at least I imagine that was the purpose of installing a very thick door covered in metal with little thought as to decor but more emphise on security itself. I later found out there were numerous calls to the police originating from that complex.  When you consider that there were young people from all over jammed into rooms from which subconsciously they were trying to escape, tensions could run high.

I think that when those dorms were originally built, the main purpose was to see how many students could be housed at the least cost; at that level I am quite certain they were successful.  I did mention the atmosphere of those rooms to the college officials who assured me they were working on revisions, but without checking I would fall back on the old adage of, “After all was said and done, more was probably said than done.”  Just re-painting the rooms with brighter colors would do wonders….also issuing all the girls a complimentary can of mace would be a nice gesture as well.

Peter Children

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10 Responses to Op-ed: NIACC dorms like jail cells (by Peter Children)

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    Sarah Catherine Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Not trying to be negative, but I’d at least run your piece through spell check before it’s published. Might up your credibility a bit..

    lite = light
    alledgly = allegedly

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      How dare you... Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

      The great Peter is ABOVE using spell check.

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    Alley Cat Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Given the recent arrest of the four who were dealing, I think a drug dog is next.

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    drug dog Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    What do you think would happen if you went down those dorm corridors with a drug dog?

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    buzz Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Quit Reading NIT dude, seriously no one cares what you think anyway. Such a knuck. We see you stay away from the other big news because you can’t deny it either about Bookmeyer and crew. Pretty fuuunny.

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    Jules Winnfield Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I would have to agree with Jerry G, Peter. Stay out of those dorms. Rough place for some like you with your fragile ego and bones.

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    hi Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    the dorms are like jail sells

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    Jerry Goldstein Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Peter,
    Stay out of those college dorms…. people might mistake you for someone else. JG

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    Taylor Swift Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    It is so obvious Hmmmm that you are terribly jealous of Mr. Children, and it is also very appearent you know him personally. Your constant criticism revels your own insecurities. In life I get the impression you are a total loser and envy is comsuming you.

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    Hmmmm Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I think we got two days off this week without having to see another blabbering article written by Peter Children on this site. Thankful for those couple days…

    Again, WHY isn’t this site just called

    Peter Children’s Freekin Blog?

    Or better yet, Peter, why don’t you start a blog
    and let those couple people that care to read it subscribe to it?