Preview of new residence halls impresses editor

One of the many perks of this job is being able to explore new buildings before the majority. The great perk for readers is getting a sneak peek of what is to come.

When I slipped on my neon vest and hard hat and accompanied Director of Residence Life Kevin Jacques to the new residence halls, I was not sure what to expect.

We explored the inner developments of the hall, temporarily referred to as Mattielou in reference street it borders. Inside, we toured two wings per floor on a total of four floors. Separating each floor are card-access doors for safety and living areas complete with TVs and a beautiful view overlooking the football practice field.

One of the greatest perks of these freshmen-only dorms are the bathrooms; each dorm room comes complete with its own shower, toilet and sink.

Though I am a senior who will never be able to live in these dorms, I am very excited to see updates toward the end of April.

I am also thrilled for the next freshman class, which will become the first to utilize these state-of-the art facilities.