Tuesday, 11:58 am

The Frisc's status as "library" carries far less legitimacy during daylight hours. Something about the comfy couches and casual atmosphere of the Mezzanine leads users to believe that conversations (in outdoor voices) are entirely appropriate. Students arrive, ostensibly with the goal of getting a head start on the day's work, but the entire effort is a sham. Though the decibel reminders in the basement are generally ignored, the complete lack of any guideline on the Mez just invites daytime chaos. Students feel no compelling reason to use the typical library whisper. After all, this is supposedly a "group work space."

But really, they're just killing time until it's socially appropriate to go eat lunch. As it approaches the noon hour, the only people remaining are those chained to computers or holed up in private corners.

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