By Andrea Starr
Weekends: we go out, have a good time, and when it’s all over, we come back to the dorms ready to fall into our beds, exhausted. But first, we have to get past Finlandia Hall’s security procedures. Every night, campus security locks the doors at 10 P.M. and makes rounds in the halls, or do they?
In recent weeks students have commented on the fact that the main doors have been left unlocked at times as late as four in the morning. And not to mention, the door to the security office stays closed most of the time, not allowing students to access the personnel even if we needed them. So how safe are we really in the dorms?
Question: How secure do you feel in the dorms?
Jacklyn Torrisi, Freshman, Art Therapy: “It’s really easy for anyone to walk into the dorms, but that doesn’t really worry me I guess. It’s such a small community; I feel like it’s really safe. I’m not worried about anything being lost or stolen.”
Brittney Coleman, Junior, Liberal Studies – Sports Management: “Considering that security just sits in their office all the time and that we can’t see them, I’m not sure what they’re actually doing to protect us if something actually happened.”
Samantha Enright, Freshman, Art Therapy: “I think I feel pretty good about it most of the time. I haven’t had anything stolen yet. It could probably use a lot more work since the lounges have been getting broken, but in my own dorm room I feel fine.”