Hawley Lounge: Sacred Heart hot spot
Students comment on their positive experiences in the Hawley Lounge
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 18:03
“You can always find me in Hawley lounge. I love Hawley because I always get to meet new people and it’s convenient when having to do homework. It’s a nice place to hang out with friends. I enjoy keeping busy and the lounge is where there is always something to do,” said junior Alexis Ramirez.
Hawley Lounge is a place where you can go between your classes and relax or study. You will often find commuter students occupying Hawley.
“I spend a lot of time in Hawley lounge because I am a commuter student. I find that the environment in Hawley lounge is completely different from the rest of the school. Maybe it’s because the majority of us are commuters and we understand and share the feeling,” said senior Mollie Bouchard.
Hawley Lounge is not just a lounge used to kill time. It is a welcoming and friendly place that will always keep you entertained and wanting to come back.
“Ever since I started coming to Hawley last year I have met many different people that I didn't expect to. Because of that, I go there much more this year. I find that it is great for students who want to meet new people and don’t necessarily get the chance elsewhere,” said sophomore Andrew Wysocki.
The lounge is also used for student services. There are often meetings or appointments held by different organizations such as clubs, sororities and fraternities. You can find Student Government and student activities to buy concert tickets and out of school trips.
“I spend most of my time here and I have had a such a positive experience every time. I am a new student to Sacred Heart and literally every friend that I have, made I met in Hawley.
There is never a dull moment in this friendly atmosphere. It's nice to get away from the stress of class and just talk to people, play pool or a board game,” said freshman Denycia Thompson.
Hawley Lounge is also an attraction when the S.E.T., Student Events Team, hosts’ fun activities such as custom made accessories.
“I have always enjoyed the activities put on by the Sacred Heart’s Student Events Team in Hawley Lounge. Whether it is Minute to Win It, make my own Pixie Stix, key chains, or taking pictures for iPhone cases, the Student Events Team always has been an enjoyable event for the students, both residents and commuters, to participate in,” said junior Rob Morales.
When you spend so much time in a certain place, you begin to have a special connection with the location and the people.
“The lounge is wonderful for social gathering and seems to be busy during much of the day, but when it gets busy, it also tends to get loud. I usually do my homework there and socialize with my friends, and it really gives me a sense of belonging. It is nice to be a part of a group that cares about each other and is always bringing in new faces and plenty of funny moments,” said sophomore Andrew Wysocki.
This article was contributed to by Amy Nunes, Assistant Perspectives Editor