|I think the gym closed at maybe 9:00 those days, and I always wondered why it didn't stay open later
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|because if you were studying and you were in the library or wherever it was nice to have a release to go play some ball for a few minutes maybe about 10:00, and if it closed at 9:00 you didn't have that opportunity.
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|So I'm like, well why couldn't it stay open till 11:00 or midnight, so that if you had been studying you could go out and do that.
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|Again we worked with the administration, and they of course had to look at staffing costs, again something that as a student I was not very concerned about.
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|I'm like, well, why can't you just leave it open? I'm not thinking about, okay, it has to be staffed, there has to be somebody there to make sure everything's taken care of.
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|But they looked at the issue and they decided: You know what? We can keep it open for a few more hours.
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|They were kind enough to do that for us and I think it was very valuable because it gave the students another outlet if they were studying,
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|or if they were not ones to go do other activities athletics was always there, and I certainly took advantage of that.
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|I was often in the gym when it closed down at closing hour, in there playing basketball. I loved that about the student experience.
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|Then when the gym closed I would go out back of Carmichael and play at the outdoor courts until 1:00 in the morning. But I thought that was, again, a quality-of-life issue for our students.
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