FRIEDMAN | Finding Refuge

I recently read The Sun’s article, “Students Question Hygiene, Safety of West Campus Gothics” with a watchful eye, as just eight months ago I was a resident of one of the West Campus Gothics. I could identify with many of the described concerns, as well as the jealousy of the Gothic residents. However, I think the beautiful, unique nature of the Gothics and their proximity to West Campus Dining makes them quite luxurious compared to the absurd new “Jameson Quads,” in which four students are forced to live in spaces that previously served as common rooms.

KOH | Meet the McGraws: A Sorry Excuse for Housing 

A little past West Campus, a dark winding road shrouded in overgrown trees leads to three old brick houses: 109, 118 and 122 McGraw Place. To get there, students must venture through a series of fraternity houses by day, and total darkness by night — save for the mere two to three street lamps flickering along the sidewalk. Upon arrival, a cockroach might scuttle from behind the radiator, and what was intended to be a hot shower before bed can end as a frigid flood in the bathroom.

Welcome to Southwest Campus, the forgotten nook of old frat-houses turned dorms.

Southwest Campus is also home to two program houses: Veteran’s House and the Equity & Engagement Community, which students can apply to live in for a unique co-ed and communal living experience. The McGraw houses, however, are a different story; they should no longer be options for housing due to Cornell Housing’s poor maintenance and lack of concern for the residents.

A Comprehensive Review of West Campus Dining

The age-old question: which West Campus dining hall is best? With so many seemingly similar options in every house, there must be one that stands out from the rest. Lucky for you, we’ve figured it out.

Cornell’s Food Allergy Labeling Isn’t Just for Show

Food allergies are serious — students and dining halls alike have to pay more attention to cross contamination and labeling. While Cornell has made great strides to make its dining halls accessible and safe to everyone, they must refine their labeling process to be more specific when it comes to the label “tree nut” and be careful about container placement.