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Assigned $50 parking hurts those without

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DOMINIC TAYLOR

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With a deep sigh of half relief and half skepticism, I finally believe we are on the right track to having organization and consistency for parking in the senior lot … well, at least we’re on the right track.

With the new implementation of applications and purchase for personal parking spots, it seems that deserving students will finally be able to have a secure spot to park their form of transportation and can customize their parking spot, however only a select few will be able to do this.

It recently came to my attention that there would be 25 spots open for application and purchase, and if there are more than 25 applications returned, the winners will be drawn from a hat. Great!

Now the atrocious parking problem is solved for 25 people, and the rest of us have to fight over even fewer spots. What’s worse, student government has stated that at least some of the $50 it takes to purchase these spots will go to them for a summer retreat, however, not for overall student benefit like more funds for dances, rallies, and other events.

By making only a select few spots up for grabs, the problem is now fractionally solved. People such as me, who already go to bed at 11:30 or later doing homework, and currently wake up at 6:30, will now need to get up even earlier to get something as simple as a parking spot. As the year goes on, more people get their licenses and more people get cars, and the pickings get slimmer.

I believe that student government and admin have a step in the right direction, but they took that step with a broken leg. Obviously, a plan is never fool proof and perfect on the first implementation, and there are some bright sides to this development. But the holes in it are glaring, and hopefully will be patched up fast.

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