Letter to the Editor: Intramural Building closing early frustrates student


Dear Editor: I am a student here at SDSU, and I like to relax and exercise by playing basketball at nights during the week. However, that is apparently not possible here at SDSU this year. I have went to the intramural building to play at 6:45 p.m. on two occasions now only to be informed that it closes at 7:00 p.m. this year. While talking to some other players about this issue, one of them told me he had talked to the person in charge of building hours and was told that, “Nobody was there using the building last year after 7 p.m.” I know for a fact that this is a lie. For the last two years I have made a point to go down to the intramural building and play basketball with the general crowd at least twice a week from 7 until 9:30 p.m., unless of course we were kicked out by sports teams (which I also believe is incredibly stupid, especially when some of them wouldn’t let us use one hoop while they used a small corner of the gym). I have tried the HPER and ROTC building many times also, but the chances of finding them open and unoccupied are slim. We have to deal with enough things as it is with working around these team schedules, which are apparently published somewhere but often times everywhere I check there is nothing scheduled and yet coaches kick us out, to which we respond politely and leave. The HPER is almost always scheduled or busy with practices, ceremonies and other activities, so the intramural building is the only place we have to go. And now that’s getting taken away from us too? Excuse my French, but that is B.S. As you can see, I am very frustrated with this situation, and I am wondering if there is something that can be done about it. I sent almost this exact version of this letter to the vice president of Student Affairs here at SDSU over two weeks ago, but she didn’t have the guts to reply to me. If you need more opinions about the intramural hours getting changed this year, I have 30 friends who feel the same way, and I’m sure I would have no problem finding more.

Sincerely, Annoyed Student

Jesse RossowBiology Major