Freshmen Take The Histories A Little Too Seriously

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Bwog tipster Frederick Havemeyer informs us that in John Jay, custom is slowly becoming law:

jj elevator 

Good luck lugging Westside bags up five flights of stairs, freshmen — you can start preparing early for that walkup that awaits you after graduation.

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  1. that's nothing  

    How about barricading the elevator doors of Floor 5 with the lounge furniture and duct tape?

  2. JJ 10  

    Fred, you would be the one to notice this. De jure always trumps de facto... floor 5

  3. hahah  

    Take it up to 7, walk down a flight.

  4. AGREED  

    Taking the elevator to Floor 5/6 (unless you're carrying laundry or something of considerable girth) ? That's PUSSY SHIT right there.


    Oh hi, Ryan “11:30PM on a Sunday I have yet to begin the Histories” Mandelbaum

  6. To be honest-

    If I lived on the 5th floor, I'd take the elevator all the time just to spite all the whiners.

  7. to jj5 & jj6  

    Some advice to all JJ5 and JJ6 residence members:

    If people give you a hard time for taking the elevator, do the following:

    1. Take the elevator.
    2. Press all the buttons right before you leave.
    3. Run like hell.

    You'll make an entire building of enemies, but, oh, that sweet moment of triumph.

  8. Harmony Hunter  

    lol... Frederick Havemeyer

    btw where's harmony

  9. I have  

    run across this Havemeyer tipster and his intellect a few times this year. Seems as though family ties can take you a long way, a lot longer than perhaps Columbia would ever let on...

  10. also  

    I live on an eight floor, and I take the stairs *always*. Up and down. And then the same at work, which is about eight floors too. It's easy when you make a firm decision and take a stand.

    It always amazes me how lazy people are. This has worked well for me so far: take the stairs, be healthy and fit.

    Sure, 20 floors may be a bit much. But five?

  11. john jay resident '04-'05

    you know 5 years ago when I lived there, some of my best memories were of myself and my floormates getting into arguments with the upperfloor folks! But they were right, and I usually reserved the elevator for going up from that hot ass laundry room or if I was lacking coordination from an all-nighter...

  12. jj 5 resident '04-'05

    I'm getting so old I forgot to mention I lived on the fifth floor of JJ back then.--CC '08 represent!!!

  13. The elevator  

    is for everyone to use. River only has 6 floors, so by this logic the elevator should never be used. But people still take it to the third floor anyway because it's there and they can. And that's fine.

  14. jj8er  

    You can take the elevator all you want, but maybe everyone should consider not pushing a button if a floor above or below has already been pushed (i.e. don't push 10 if someone is going to 11, just walk down)

  15. JJ6 Zergling

    Hey, I live on JJ 6 now. I only will take the elevators after an all-nighter, if I'm having a really bad day or if I'm carrying too much stuff. But, I like taking the stairs, I find the elevators too slow to even bother with.

    But, since all we do on JJ6 is play Starcraft with each other, one could argue that we should take the stairs. But, trust me, most of the time, the wait is long enough so that we are forced to use the stairs.

  16. damn yo  

    on the 6th floor you're expected to take the stairs?? i always thought 4 and over was acceptable. maybe i'm just a lazy-ass...

  17. Isn't anyone  

    going to comment on the fact that in the picture, the M is lit up? As in, someone was taking the elevator to a floor lower than 5/6?

  18. OMG FROSH  

    Shut up. When you move out of JJ or Carman, you will realize there are worse things to happen to you than someone hitting 5 or 6.

    Like when someone hits 4 or 5 in Hamilton. Fuck that.

  19. jj5 '12  

    why dont yall take the stairs up to 5 THEN up to your damn floors...

    jj5, TAKE THE ELEVATOR you're entitled to it. we're royalty, duh.

  20. Publius Pubis

    The password to get the Pupin elevator to stop on bypassed floors is the first 4 digits of pi.


  21. new yorker  

    Seems like most of you didn't grow up in apartment buildings.

    Everyone who pays rent is entitled to all building services. The trick is to avoid rush hour. Leave 10 minutes earlier if you're in a hurry.


    As an athlete and former resident of Carman 3. I don't care if you're on the 13th floor. I know I don't need the exercise, but you look like you do.

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