Crowded hallways, packed staircases, walking in and out of buildings, rushing to your classroom just in time to hear the bell ring. Is there really no easier way to get from A building to C building?
With all the people squeezing past each other in the hallways, there’s no wonder why many students are already sweating when coming into their classroom. Isn’t it about time to build a bridge connecting A building to C building?
This bridge would make traveling from class to class much easier. Jason Xian, junior, most certainly agrees with this idea. “Endeavoring from the A to C building can be a hassle at Keppel. Traveling from the first floor of the A building to the first floor of the C building is manageable. However, when people have to travel from the second floor of the A building to the third floor of the C building, it becomes almost impossible. If a new bridge were to be built from the second floor of the A building to the third floor of the C building, it would greatly relieve the suffering of those who trek as I do while alleviating the congestion between those two buildings,” he responded.
For Xian, a bridge would definitely be a huge benefit. “It would reduce the time traveled between the two locations, reduce congestion in those two buildings, and even save my back,” he said.
But some disagree with this idea. “The bridge is not necessary. We can just transfer by walking. Besides, there are eight minutes [during passing period] and the two buildings are not that far apart,” Freshman Alice Khin stated. Khin believes that walking may be more beneficial to everyone.
“50 minutes of class is a lengthy time sitting,” she said, “so exercise plays an important role.” Austin Chen, a sophomore, has a different judgment of why the bridge isn’t necessary. He believes that the money would be better spent on remodeling the A building, getting a better track, or upgrading the auditorium.
Most students support having a bridge from A to C building. In a poll of 170 Keppel students, 84% said they wanted a bridge com- pared to 16% who said no. After hearing these thoughts on the bridge, it’s not quite clear whether or not the bridge is a favorable concept, but there is no doubt that the performance of this bridge would mitigate the traffic in the A building.