Southeastern refuses to update campus building

D. Vickers Hall on Southeastern’s campus, built in the early 1970s, refuses to upgrade to 21st century modifications. The building is old enough to have a mid-life crisis with all of its problems.

Students cannot receive Wi-Fi signal in majority of the classrooms and the bathrooms’ lighting is equivalent to the lighting seen in a low budget horror film.

Thousands of students walk up the unbearably steep stairs in D. Vickers Hall every week. The communication and foreign language hall has a reputation similar to a mother that spends hundred of dollars on the newest iPhone, but doesn’t understand the apps well enough to do anything on it besides call her friends.

Some students admit to understanding why the Wi-Fi signal is poor on the second and third floors of the building, however, many students express their frustration at the inability to connect to a Wi-Fi signal from their laptops on the first floor.

“I’m a communication major. I should be able to read the news on my laptop before I walk into class,” said Mallorie Sanders, a Southeastern student. Sanders has class in first floor classrooms in D. Vickers every week, but cannot connect to Wi-Fi in any of them.

Students are also upset by the building’s poorly lit bathrooms. On the first floor, the woman’s bathroom ceiling light has a yellow hue that does not flatter anyone’s skin tone. Some students even complain about the stalls being too small and having broken latches.

“I basically have to step in the toilet in order to close the stall door,” said Lily Hamezopoulos, another student who has been in D. Vickers Hall.“And then I have to hold the door closed while I pee because I can’t get the latch to line up,” said Hamezopoulos

Representatives from Southeastern yet to make a comment on the matter.


This story has been arranged by the Communications 151 and 341 classes, at Southeastern Louisiana University. No persons, animals, zombies, or ghosts were harmed during the production of this story. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is simply a figment of one’s own imagination. This story was created for comedic purposes only, and may be unsuitable for the oversensitive, non-humorous, or those individuals with illogical religious beliefs. This story contains scenes that are utterly appalling and may cause involuntary outbursts of laughter. These outbursts may in turn lead to crying, potentially inducing red-eye. Catching red-eye may cause one to be mistaken for a zombie… zombies are killed. Individuals with a great fear of the unknown should take extra caution. Southeastern Louisiana University will not be held accountable for any misfortunes. Happy Halloween!

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Amanda Kitch

Amanda Kitch

I am a Communication major with a concentration in Electronic Media at Southeastern Louisiana University. I am a student reporter for The Southeastern Channel's "Northshore News." I can tell you everything you need to know about theatre, Saturday Night Live, and the Beatles.

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