The one thing I would change is the logistics of Bucknell. First, I can’t stand not being able to find a parking spot anywhere on campus. Second, I can’t stand not being able to grab a bite to eat before class from 12-1 or between 5-7pm everyday!
There is no bigger pain then driving to a specific destination and not having a place to park. Whether it is on Saturdays to attend a Bucknell Football game, going to class, getting food, or going to the library. Basically anywhere!! First of all, Bucknell basically restricts where we can park so that cuts down on available parking spots. I believe, during the weekdays from 6am-5pm students are banned from parking in front of Swartz, the library, Botany, parts of the Gateways, Marts Hall, and in front of the stadium. With that being said, where the heck can we park? One way to solve this would be to make some staff parking available for students to park since there are far more students on campus then staff.
The next issue is the bison and the café. It takes 45 minutes just for me to order food during lunch and dinnertime. It is almost as if you are not at the Bison or Café between those two time frames then you’re missing out on something. The whole entire school is present at those two locations everyday. It never fails. Something has to change; they are operating like a monopoly. They are the only source of “real” food in a 2-5 mile radius inside of Bucknell. What if we didn’t have a car or any mode of transportation to eat elsewhere? We are stuck paying for overpriced food that still does not taste good? I think they should find a way to open some restaurants that are in walking distance from campus so everyone does not eat at the same place and at the same time day in and day out.