When I read the article on changing the dorms from Thurston to Potomac for tour guides, I actually got a little mad. It's college people...Thurston is a dorm where it seems like NO rules apply but it does represent the condition of most Freshmen dorms. Potomac is very nice and renovated, while Thurston and Fulbright both have their issues with grungy floors and extremely over used bathrooms. I agree with one of the tour guides who
said she fears showing a sophomore dorm may be misleading. "I understand why the
change occurred but it's not a good idea," she said. "It's not realistic.
I also loved how the article started with explaining how Potomac has an open room for a mock freshmen dorm, and ended with the reactions by the tour guides of the beer bottles and hookah. Why not start the story with those issues? The story made it out that the reason they were changing from Thurston to Potomac is because it was hard to get people to open their doors...right. The REAL reason is the University does not want to show parents where their children will be living next year until the checks have been signed.
However, covering it up is not going to solve the problem. Freshmen year students are going to realize...damn this place is loud...there is floor incest...and drama....MOM/DAD save me! Which only means there are going to be a lot more ANGRY phone calls to the housing administration...Good Luck!