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Silence is golden

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si·lent (ad.): Not making or accompanied by any sound.

I’ve noticed some recent confusion on the purpose of the silent section of the library. Whispering is not silent. Quiet music played over speakers is not silent. Phone calls are certainly not silent. So then why have these noisy intrusions invaded my silent sanctuary?

There are countless places to make noise around campus: the entire downstairs of the library, the green, empty classrooms, literally any hallway in any building on the entirety of the UFV campus.

I am not in the silent study area for the quality of the graffiti on the work stations. I am there because I can’t focus anywhere else. So please, take your phone calls outside and leave your bored friend elsewhere, because you might not be failing organic chem, but I am, and you’re not helping.

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