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Overseen: John Jay Goes Cray Cray

One of John Jay’s elevators has been undergoing emergency repair since the beginning of the semester.

The oppressed and alienated residents of the 15-story building now have to make a choice: to arduously wait in line for up to 20 minutes or to scale the building’s interminable stairs.

Enraged, the John Jayites are rising against the system. They can’t literally rise because they don’t have an elevator, so they have appealed to the most efficient and universal form of university protest: snarky annotations.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous …it’s been out of service since before finals began last semester.

  • Let's Be Real says:

    @Let's Be Real It’s been out of service since before last semester

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous This makes us look horribly pretentious, but I’m not gonna lie…it has been a pain in the ass and they kinda had ample time to fix it.

  • uhh says:

    @uhh i think you’re supposed to put the zeroes AFTER the year.

  • Ramis Wadood, explain yourself says:

    @Ramis Wadood, explain yourself This picture was posted to the Columbia 2016 Facebook group by none other than CC Class President Ramis Wadood, along with the message “You guys are the best lol.” This is the same Mr. Wadood who was one of the most vociferous opponents of the “Gaza Strip” posters, which he rightly claimed created an uncomfortable environment for many community members. Now, Mr. Wadood is glorifying and publicizing the defacement of these informational signs. I’m sure the repair workers, who have no control over elevator renovation policies, would love to hear why Mr. Wadood is using his elected position of popularity and leadership to build an environment which belittles them and their work. If you’re dissatisfied, speak to the administrators who control trends and policies. Don’t take it out on the workers, asshole.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Nice try, Sherry J. Wolf.

      1. Not sure says:

        @Not sure if you read his comment but actually he’s against lunatics like Sherry J. Wolf and (apparently) Ramis Wadood who think the rather tame “Gaza Strip” joke was offensive.

        1. Sherry J. Wolf says:

          @Sherry J. Wolf It’s offensive that anyone would mistake him for me.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Ramis Wadood- what a clown. Dude doesnt even lift.

    3. beyonce pad thai says:

      @beyonce pad thai columbia administrators/ john jay elevator repair people clearly occupy different categories than palestinian refugee populations, the analogy is inherently ignorant and offensive

      1. Ramis Wadood, explain yourself says:

        @Ramis Wadood, explain yourself Well, supposing we have, as you posit, some sort of hierarchy of people less well-off than ourselves, at what step do we say, “alright, it’s perfectly fine to make these people uncomfortable with our posters”? If Palestinians aren’t acceptable but maintenance workers are fair game, where do you draw the line? Hint: no such hierarchy exists. People shouldn’t be assholes to anyone, especially not people who can’t do anything about the problem.

        1. lol says:

          @lol Um, only this isn’t some kind of derisive attack on elevator repair workers, only a purposely dramatic reaction to the elavators being out of order. It’s a response to a situation rather than turning actual populations into a punchline

  • Lolz says:

    @Lolz I’m pretty sure this happens literally every year in John Jay.

  • CC '13 says:

    @CC '13 columbia has an “office of vertical transportation” for elevators. no joke. google it.

  • Sherry J. Wolf says:

    @Sherry J. Wolf Unbelievable. The level of privilege exhibited here makes me want to vomit all over the floor of your elevator. Did you not realize that use of the term “refugees” is a trigger for so many people? Shameful. I’m going to find out who was responsible for this and make sure they face ACADEMIC punishment.

  • Anon says:

    @Anon Helicopters for John Jay

  • lol says:

    @lol @Ramis Wadood, explain yourself: .

    this is such an overreaction on your part. Especially if you can’t see the difference between taking offense at the Gaza poster and this..

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous somebody should call the wahmbulance,

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