Volume 92, Issue 6

Friday, September 11, 1998

oshfrosh b'gosh


NEWS
 

How to get around



DUNGENONS AND DRAGONS, ANYONE? What survival guide would be complete without your very own copy of Western's tunnel systems. It's the perfect size to cut and paste and put onto your wall.


LEGEND

1. Astronomy houses


2. Dental sciences building


3. Chemistry building


4. Health sciences addition


5. Medical sciences building


6. Molecular biology laboratory


7. Kresge building


8. Natural sciences centre


9. Biology & geology sciences


10. Photo peroid lab


11. Biology & geology greenhouses


12. Physics & astronomy building


13. Collip building


14. Western sciences centre


15. Middlesex college


16. Social sciences centre


17. University community centre


18. Stevenson–Lawson building


19. University college


20. Weldon library


21. Somerville house


22. Law building


23. Thames hall


24. Engineering building


25. Alumni hall


26. Sydenham hall residence


27. Medway hall residence




By Sabrina Carinci
News Editor

Once the snow hits the ground, Western's campus can be a miserably freezing place. When you dread getting out of bed because it's warmer than the air in your room, take comfort in knowing that Western's campus comes complete with an infrastructure of pedestrian underground tunnels which run throughout the university campus.

As you read the words in this article you should also be aware that you are being given very privileged information. In fact, much of what this article will teach you is not even known by students who have completed degrees here.

Of course, there are some points you should be aware of before you decide to start using the tunnels in your daily routine:

– practice finding the tunnels with a friend when you have some spare time

– in May, someone decided to put graffiti in the tunnels between Middlesex College and the Biology and Geology building – don't do stupid things like that because no one will appreciate it

– a few of the underground tunnels are located adjacent to building steam rooms and are therefore fairly hot and humid (so don't be afraid that you're going to suffocate before reaching the opposite end of the tunnel)

– some tunnels will take longer to walk through than if you chose to walk from the outside

– like everything else you do, use caution in the tunnels as not all of them are used frequently and none of them are routinely monitored

– try not to use the tunnels at night, as you might find the doors to the building you're heading to locked


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