Students have many options for study destinations

If you multiply the square of a number n by 6 and then added 3 to the product, the sum is equal to 57. One of the expressions equals 57, which one is it?

a) (6n)2 3 b) (n 3)2 c) 6(n2

No matter how many times you read the problem, it just doesn’t make sense. And it’s not because you don’t have the competence. Your roommates decided to throw an end-of-the-year party right outside of your door. Concentration is not known to work under these conditions. Unfortunately, this is the only place you know of to study

If you are not one of those lucky students who live in quiet academic residences, you may be stuck having to deal with the situation above in coming weeks. Don’t worry. Students have found plenty of unique and industrious places to study – on and off campus.

While the Newton Grisham Library seems to be one of the largest buildings on campus, it is also probably one of the quietest. It boasts four stories of books, reference materials, computer labs, copy services and the school’s archiving office.

The library also has a secluded area in the front filled with tables, chairs and couches so that students or staff can complete their work.

The library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., with the exception of Thursday and Friday, which close 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. respectively. On the weekends, it is open from 1 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Students also find places to study in the Lowman Student Center. The first and second floors have dining areas and the student store, along with couches and tables for studying throughout the entire building.

Almost every academic building hosts quiet areas to study. Empty classrooms also make a good place to work.

Now that weather conditions have improved, benches, steps and outside tables would make a reasonable place to study as well.

Students may argue that the city of Huntsville is devoid of entertainment venues, but they prove that it’s not lacking in places to study.

Walk into a place like Kaldi’s Coffee and Sandwiches and the majority of the clientele is comprised of college students trying to enlightenment themselves on some aspect of life.

Kaldi’s, which is located on Sam Houston Ave. across from Sam Houston Village, will be open for 24 hours during finals week, instead the normal 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. schedule. Its’ doors will be open from Sunday, May 6, Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8.

The Starbucks on I-45 and 11th street is another coffee venue that students enjoy utilizing for learning purposes.

The entertainment store Hastings, which is on 11th street, also serves as a popular hang out and place to study for students. Hastings is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Restaurants such as the International House of Pancakes and Denny’s on 11th street may not seem like usual places to study, but there are plenty of students who turn to these restaurants when they are hungry and need to be productive. Both IHOP and Denny’s are open 24 hours and have room for students to dine and cram for finals.

While it may seem like finals week increases the blood pressure of everyone on campus, there are places students can go to prepare and collect themselves before the culmination of the semester.

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