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Thoughts We Have When Making A Detour on Campus

On Tuesday, Amherst started construction on a pedestrian walkway scheduled to be opened in Fall 2017.  This meant that the street starting at Keefe Campus Center and ending at the entrance to Merrill Science Center is now closed.  I was shocked by how inconvenient the closing of the street was to my daily life.  Below is a recount of all the thoughts go through my mind on that fine day.


Why is everyone freaking out, it’s just a little construction…

I mean I cut through Merrill anyway

Should I take the elevator?  No, no let’s be healthy

Wow all these flights of stairs, I feel REALLY healthy right now.

Finally, okay…now just turn right and walk to Val–

Oh, right, the path is closed.

It’s fine I’ll just walk across the first year quad.

Wait…but that’s like pass McGuire, pass Smud, pass Chuck Pratt and then pass–

Okay forget that!  We are going to walk by the Mead

Ugh  more stairs

Wait should I cut down in front of Stearns? Or should I walk down the extra stairs and walk pass Fayerweather?

Ughhh more stairs

Well, I’m finally here! And that only took—

15 minutes…geez that’s going to be rough

And my next class is—back in Merrill

Oh great…thanks construction.

Safe travels to all those inconvienced by the construction and I hope you all have a wonderful spring break.

Carina Corbin graduated from Amherst College in 2017 and started writing for Her Campus during her first year. She was a Computer Science and Asian Languages & Civilizations double major that still loves to learn languages, write short stories, eat great food and travel. She wrote for Her Campus Amherst for four years and was Campus Correspondent for 3.5 years. She enjoyed interviewing Campus Profiles and writing content that connected with the Amherst community.
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