Not all altruism
To the Editor:
Slack week is over and while many students enjoyed the well-deserved break, the custodial staff at DB Weldon Library had time to clean up the mounds of food leftovers, packages, coffee cups, bottles and loose papers.
The return of students marks the beginning of the next round in what has become a match between students and custodians. Will the students win and make enough of a mess that it is going to take weeks after final exams to clean it up? Or will the custodians prevail and clean it up before exams?
The stakes are high and the clock is ticking. Just cheering for your team may not be enough.
My own loyalties are divided. On the one hand, as a student I'm debating in what capacity I should support my team. Images of banana peels thrown under the feet of custodians to slow them down swirl in my mind.
On the other hand, as a part-time employee at the library, I have great sympathy for the outnumbered custodial team.
There have been rumours that the referee (the library's administration) may invoke penalty charges against the student team for the obvious foul play.
I understand the reluctance of the referee to invoke penalty charges, since it is a hassle and an unpleasant one at that. It may also hurt the spirit of the game.
Regardless of which side you are on, it becomes more and more apparent that the spirit of the game has long been lost and what still lingers on in the library is a rotten smell.
Special Status Student Social Science