Sunday, September 13, 2009
Poor Lighting on Campus/Campus Safety at Night
Every evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have Intro to Humanities of Asia 240 from 6:00- 7:15pm. This is not unlike many students here at Brigham Young University, where, while most classes run from the crack of dawn till mid-afternoon, many are also scheduled to start when the sun begins to set. Thus, when I step out after class and head towards safe little Robison Hall on the other end of campus, I do what many of us have probably done: look around the looming darkness, suppress those worries and what ifs, and scurry home as quickly and quietly as possible. In other words, while I’m not a girl who has Safewalk on speed dial, it is still eerily dark on campus after sunset. Admittedly there are some dim lampposts along the major walkways, but many areas are shrouded in shadow, especially where there are many turns and shrubbery. As well as reducing students’ worries, improving the poor and insufficient lighting on BYU campus will provide safer travelling conditions for the school community, as well as enhance the overall safety and security of campus.