The long-awaited reconstruction of the 800 building at Yuba College is finally approaching completion. Since construction workers appeared on campus last fall, it has been impossible for students to ignore the slow and steady improvements being made to the outdated facilities.
Some professors already began teaching this spring in the pristine classrooms that had been completed in the fall, and overall the new facilities seem to be a big hit with professors and students alike.
Students attending class in the remodeled building find that the rooms are now much more conducive to learning, featuring better lighting and being more comfortable and clean.
“They are awesome!” said Yuba College student Spenser Arn, adding that they are brand new. “Who doesn’t like brand new?”
It is not all raves, however, when it comes to the disturbances caused by the remodeling. Many students attending classes in the 800 buildings, whether old or new, have become frustrated by the constant disturbance of the noisy and often smelly construction work being conducted right outside the rooms.
Yuba College student Sarah Giusti complained, “The construction work has been horrible to the point where we cannot hear our teachers. It is also very stinky at times.”
Her fellow classmate Brieanna Christy divulged, “The construction has disturbed class a little bit. It only makes it hard to focus during a test [though].”
Most students believe that a little disturbance will be well worth it in the long run though, because remodeled classrooms have been a long-awaited luxury many thought we could never afford.
According to Dr. Willard Wright, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services, the construction workers are on schedule and will meet their deadline of completion on August 17.
Next fall students can look forward to a much more peaceful atmosphere here on campus, sans the overwhelming stench of tar in the morning and ongoing drilling throughout the day that we’ve come to disdain.
As for students attending class in the spakin’ new section of the campus, featuring envied whiteboards and improved lighting, they are the few and the privileged who will be blessed with a fresh learning environment.