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Student buys PlayStation with University Inn relocation payment

By Sarah Beck, Entertainment Editor

14454130_1156241411121687_96983760_oAt least one freshman who has been moved out of University Inn took a different route with his sum of his payment he received from Shenandoah University.

Richard Colley, a freshman musical theatre major, is spending his $500 on a dazzling brand-new gaming system.

“I don’t need this money for anything, so I used my money and spent it on a PlayStation 4,” Colley said.

Students like Colley are scattered about Winchester at Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Aloft, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Best Western.

“The whole situation is a mess, but in general the [hotel] room is good.” Colley stated, “It’s just little things that are better. I don’t like that it’s a little bit further away just because people don’t want to come over as much and it’s just a lot of walking.”

Photo by Ghadah Alotaibi

A room in the University Inn sits empty and vacant after students were relocated. (Photo by Ghadah Alotaibi)

Colley is staying at The Best Western during this transition. He discussed some of the problems he had with his vocal health because of what the University is calling a moisture problem, and explained that, “the air was weird in there and I didn’t like to spend a lot of time in my room just cause it felt a little uncomfortable.”

The hotel benefits are not all that they are cracked up to be either, according to Colley. One laundry option is now costing students $1.50, so some students have resorted to bringing their dirty clothes into freshman dorms rather than paying more at the hotels. Also, in the email that was sent out about the hotel benefits, there was no clarification that students have a continental breakfast. Colley said, “The only benefits are the WiFi, which is not as good as the school’s, and there’s 15 percent off at Perkins, which is essentially nothing.”

Colley added, “It kinda sucks because I talked to upperclassmen and they’re like ‘Yeah, the mold has been a problem for years now.’”

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