April 11, 2007
As I entered the front door of the magnificent structure known as the HUB, the serene
outdoors turned into a bustling lobby full of strangers.
Each one was about their business:
reading, writing, talking, or even sleeping.
Although I was not yet sure where I was headed, I
continued to walk along the pathway because of the traffic of people.
Eventually, I noticed a
large television in the lobby.
Some watched the television, but many were too busy with their
own business to bother.
Then, at once, I stopped.
It is then when I noticed the diversity of the
population in the splendid building.
There were several languages being spoken, all in uniform,
creating an almost buzzing sound.
I then decided to walk down the thunderous stairs, full of
students, to see the ground level.
When I stepped off the final stair, I felt a sense of community.
Even though I was alone, I felt as though I was part of a whole.
The ground level was full of
students laughing, eating, and just simply having a good time.
Amazingly, it seemed as if all of
these students were foreign to Penn State; they seemed different than our “normal,” everyday
student at Penn State.
This experience came about two weeks ago, when I paid a visit to the HUB.
freshman at Penn State, I reside in East Halls, which is quite a distance from this building.
Consequently, I have not spent much time there, which caused me to be very observant during