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The Globe’s Point – Gushing over midterms

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In the wake of a seemingly endless barrage of natural disasters stretching across the United States, it may seem inane to document the Great Lawrence Hall Pipe Rupture of 2017.

You can take a look at our coverage concerning the incident in our news section this week. It has the details about the water-soaked rumpus that temporarily took over the seventh floor of Lawrence Hall Friday night.

Presently, the seventh floor is getting a makeover — in the sense that it’s recovering from the mini flood. Essentially, this means the floor, which houses English Department offices, dance studios and the Globe office, is filled with the sound of dehumidifiers. Walking down the hallway is like walking through a thousand pleasant hairdryers. If you’re looking for a Beyoncé moment, your time is now.

There are plenty of wild things happening within the world of Point Park, including this uninvited waterworks explosion. Midterms are also on their merry way.

While we acknowledge that Point Park doesn’t employ an entirely conventional midterm schedule, we all have those occasional midterms that quite literally spring out of nowhere. They creep up on you and I, sparing little of our dignity in the wake of their desolation. And depending on the severity and the unforeseen nature of the midterm, one might even equate them to a floor-wide pipe eruption.

We flail about, stuffing towels into leaking corners in an attempt to stop the seeping. We pull all nighters cramming until our eyes begin to glaze over and  we start to see mirages of freedom, and then we still can’t remember half of what’s on our multiple choice answer exam. It’s an epidemic, really.

To attempt to reach a conclusion for any of this ruckus would be juvenile. Pipes burst. Midterms exist. But we think something we can look towards as a beacon of hope is that while the majority of the seventh floor was wrecked by the water, the Globe office remained completely unscathed. Both rooms that make up our publication were spared.

Maybe you will be, too.

Or maybe you’ll be besieged by a flood of pipe water and have to air out all of your electronics.

Either way, go to class.

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