Monday, September 29, 2008

Don't Go There: PCSU Attic

This is the seventh part in the "Don't Go There" series. The series strives to unveil the most secret and secluded parts of campus to give ordinary students a glance at the unknown.
At the crest of the stairway in the Paul Conn Student Union, where the final steps meet a locked door... That is where the attic starts.

A room of magnificence, a centerpiece of expensive air conditioning units, a shrine to heating and cooling.

Everywhere you look there's a duct, the lungs of a building not yet a decade old.

Further walking reveals a locked door that leads to the mysterious bell tower.

Bypassing that door and continuing forward will bring an opening to another room in the attic cave.

This one has no ducts, no units. It is Wal-Mart without shelves. It is a swimming pool of storage.

Coolers, whiffle bats, shoeboxes, plastic cups... If the Student Leadership Council needs it, it can be found in this room.

Hidden in the building's framing are the leaves of an enormous Christmas tree, waiting once again to be set up in the lobby below.

This room, truly, is the treasure chest of campus.

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