The Bump: three inches of terror


Speed Bump (6)

On any given morning, countless students embark on the journey from home to school.

After arriving from various locations, many sophomores and juniors have to face one last daunting task. When entering from Shepherd, students driving to the parking garage have to go over the most dreaded obstacle on campus: the speed bump by the parking garage.

Standing a whopping three inches tall, this mountain of fury has caused more than one car trouble. A common sound that could be heard all last year was that of senior Jack Brady’s Camaro RS hitting the bump every time he had to attempt to cross over it.

“I don’t have that car anymore so the bump’s okay, but it still stunk,” Brady said.

Although many people have yearned for the speed bump to go away, there have not been many penetrations on that front. The closest that anyone has come to seeing it go away was during Fish Week.

The administration promised the Class of 2015 that if they behaved well and did not treat the freshman unfairly, then they would consider lowering the speed bump.

The seniors behaved excellently during Fish Week, but there is one last obstacle standing in the way between the bump and some jackhammers. The final speed bump in the way is the driving tendencies of students on campus.

“Student body driving speeds and responsible driving practices do not warrant removal of the bump which is right before a blind crosswalk,” Principal Rev. Patrick Fulton, CSB, said. “The prospect of the loss of a life far exceeds the inconveniences.”

The speed bump by the parking garage is more like a speed curb. This road hazard has altered the way that students enter campus, as well as damaging the automobiles of students. Although there have been fleeting moments when students have thought it would go, as of now it seems like it is here to stay, much to the dismay of many.

If students want to get rid of the bump, they need to drive safer while on campus. By following traffic rules, students may convince administration to lower the height of the speed bump. If the bump was lowered, it would make everyone happy and improve the campus, but it all rides on the driving of students.