Life on Swanny 9
May 01, 2014 09:48AM
By David Williams
Pyle, a pre-med student from Des Moines, and Wright, her pre-law roomie from Prior Lake, Minn., were deep in a cram session. The crushing weight of midterms was upon them, and there certainly wasn’t any time for…
Scholarly pursuits on Swanny 9 can shift to decidedly more social affairs at a moment’s notice. In what seemed like 10 seconds flat the room took on the appearance of a Tokyo subway car during rush hour, and the needle of a decibel meter would have been quivering somewhere between “hair metal band” and “jet takeoff.”
Funny thing is that we didn’t even set a record that day. “Getting 25 people in here is still pretty cozy,” Wright explains.
“No way,” Pyle replies. “Make that more like 30!”