New printers highly appreciated

Administrators have arranged for two wireless printers to be installed on campus. These printers are to be situated by the information desk in the Student Union and the Living/Learning Center’s recreation room.

Printers in the Student Union and Living/Learning Center will be immensely useful for students who do not have a printer in their dormitories. The machine in the center eliminates the residents’ need for a trek to Blackington Hall or Owen Library, which is much appreciated when the weather outside is dreadful. Furthermore, this printer is to be accessible 24/7, a major improvement from the library’s restricted hours.

The printer in the Student Union is also appreciated. The building closes at 1 a.m., whereas the library closes at 10 or 10:30 p.m. on weekdays. Any printing over the weekend is much easier with a week-round printer. Even Blackington Hall is closed during parts of the weekend, whereas the Student Union is open all week.

Not only are printers accessible for longer periods of time, but they are also convenient and can prevent theft of documents since students can delay printing.

The printers are appreciated on this campus. It is still to be a four-week wait for them to even show up, but it’s worth it. Campus administration should make sure instructions for the printers’ use is just as available as the machines, so they can be fully utilized.

Having wireless printers more available is wonderful. For those who need more than just printers for assignments, however, this is only the beginning.

The library, a current printing location, has other assets that we want to be more available. The library is a quiet study zone hard to come by around campus. The library is closed from 5 p.m. Fridays until Sunday afternoons. They are also closed after 10:30 p.m. on other days until 8 a.m. The library is for students, yet the hours seem to encourage procrastination.

For those who wish to knock out studying or homework in the early weekend or late at night, few study zones remain. We understand that longer hours would require more student workers or more hours for current staff, which might not be available as an option. Nonetheless, the library should be just as available as the printers for student use.