Winter time is generally when the amount of schoolwork assigned is at its peak. As a result, students flock to their usual study spots to complete their work. However, these study spots can get crammed or full with the influx of students coming to study. To help, The Fourcast compiled a list of several not-so-well-known hidden study spot gems that are scattered throughout Hockaday.
Study Spot With a View
One of the most popular places for girls to study is the library. However, as a result of being in a rush to get their work done or simply not knowing it is there, most people do not realize that the best place to study in the library is tucked into the back of the second floor of the library, behind the stairs that lead up to the Mass Communications room. Like the study spot in front of the freshmen entrance, this spot provides cushions and couches to study on. It is also isolated from the rest of the library, making it a great place to hone in and focus on studying. Meanwhile, the natural light from the surrounding windows will be sure to keep one awake and in a good mood, as it prevents the feeling of confinement while doing homework.
A Cozy Hideaway
While everybody walks past the chairs on the first floor while walking to assembly, only the freshmen know of the cushioned grey couch and red tables that lie in front of the second-floor entrance to the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haesmigger Theater. To get to this sweet study spot, all somebody has to do is walk to the main entrance of the theater, walk up the stairs, and it will be on the right. The cute setup they will see when they walk up those stairs has enough space for multiple students to do their homework. It also is secluded from the popular places where people generally go during Y and conference periods, making this a perfect place for group work or just to do homework with friends. The only downside to this setup is trying not to fall asleep on the couches while doing work!
Head Over to the Health Center
Between the nurses’ office and the music practice rooms, the Schmitz Residence Hall is often overlooked by Hockaday girls who are racing to get from one place to the next. Nevertheless, this study spot, while small, fits every type of studier with its comfy couch, wooden chairs and table. If someone is looking to lounge more while they study, they can sit on the couch, the wooden chairs and table; these are sure to keep students awake while studying. Moreover, the natural light from the windows, similar to the study spot in the library, ensures for a peaceful atmosphere. Also, when in need of a quick snack break, this study spot is next to the vending machines, and not far beyond those vending machines lies the lunch room. With the practice rooms nearby, this study spot is the perfect place for someone who does not mind a little background music while studying.
Story and Photos by Ashlye Dullye