UHart looks like an overgrown forest!


Maddie Gill, Managing Editor

The photographs of campus on the University website are a far cry from reality. Sure, everything is greener in the spring, but the overall upkeep is severely lacking. I give a lot of credit to the people who plow the sidewalks after it snows, but it seems that is all that is done for the whole winter. Trash covers the village lawns and mud piles are so deep they’re like quicksand. The “beautiful” building in the middle of the academic side of campus had so much potential, but the 5-foot weeds that surround it and hang off the rooftop are depressing to look at. With the greenery on the rooftop being heavily advertised at the start, why let it go to waste? If the rest of the quad is mowed, why not all that business? Ever since my freshman year, the campus’ cosmetic issues have gotten worse and worse. Like a pig with lipstick, they’re not fooling anyone with some shiny new building and renovations. No wonder it’s hard to attract new students when the area looks the way it does. I don’t have high expectations, but as the weather gets warmer, I hope I see more people doing some much-needed work around here.