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Bobcat Buzz: Quinnipiac’s unbearable chairs, A sit-ty situation

Jack Muscatello
Many dorm rooms on Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses feature uncomfortable plastic or wooden block chairs.

Let’s be real, as college students, we spend the majority of our time sitting. It doesn’t matter whether you are eating in the dining hall, nodding off in class or working on the 30th assignment of the week, you are most likely sitting on your behind.

And I don’t know about you, but personally, I like to be comfortable when I’m typing away on my computer. This proves impossible with the world’s most uncomfortable chairs that have found their home in every single dorm at Quinnipiac University.

You know what I’m talking about. The plastic blue chair that greets you as soon as you open the door to your dorm room. It’s hideous. It’s cold and hard and I absolutely hate it.

Considering our tuition, I don’t see a reason why the university can’t invest into chairs that won’t give us terrible back pain. Really, it is not that hard to find affordable chairs with good lumbar support that won’t make my back want to retire before I even enter the workforce.

It’s not like they are particularly cheap either — as a quick Google search research revealed — so unless the university officials buy them for a near god-like sale I truly cannot comprehend why they chose them in the first place.

The only sensible thing to do with them is to stash those blue nightmares somewhere they won’t be seen. Now, I’m not saying I encourage people to throw them out the window or into the nearby trash can (not that I ever thought of it). If anyone wants to do that, that’s on them. I claim plausible deniability.

You probably don’t even consider this to be a problem. Just bring another chair, push the blue atrocity to the side and call it a day. Not so easy for an international student like me. Not only would I have to go out and buy one and find a ride to the shop and back, but I would also need to stash it somewhere throughout the summer, which is just an added cost.

That being said, that’s exactly what I did.

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