Observations (Eloina, Ivan, Sha-Kina, Gildaira)

As I walk through the hallways of City Tech on a daily basis, I’ve noticed that it’s atmosphere doesn’t necessarily promote happiness/well-being for its students. The colors of the walls aren’t associated with energy; neither do the lights. I believe that us students need more enthusiastic colors, in other words, brighter colors that will keep us motivated in a way, and in a good mood at the same time. We need colors that will combine to increase the level of happiness and positive energy in the students and in the building, in general. I personally think orange will be a good candidate for the colors that can be used to brighten up people’s spirits in CIty Tech.
It is believed that the color orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. These are all key terms that are very important, because they all have to do with success, which is the main reason why we are all attending college in the first place. These are things that will definitely make one’s college experience better than what it is right now. Not many students are satisfied with the hallways’ atmosphere in City Tech. To prove that, a survey will be given out to at least 30 students to find out what can be done to make student’s college experience better while attending City Tech.
—> Gildaira Saladin.

My group’s research project is the Architectural Structure and how that impacts the student’s ability to learn as well as their happiness involving the school’s structure. While observing the hallways, Ive seen that it partially promotes happiness but most of the time it doesn’t. The colors of the hallways and classrooms can be a big impact on a student’s enthusiasm in attending school and wanting to learn. It’s very dull for a school and doesn’t seem to be motivating. The elevators are also a big issue since most of the time they seem to overcrowded and most students arrive late to class. The fact that there are 3/4 elevators working when there can be 6 could be something that could decrease lateness. Although there are stairs, they don’t seem to be very much of an option for certain students.
One way we’ll approach these situations is by using the surveys and maybe even getting some feedback on what should or would be better to help improve the well-being and happiness of a student throughout the hallways.
—> Eloina Ballinas.

My group has been observing the hallways because we have been researching how architectural structure promotes happiness. We observed that the hallways are very spacious which means that there is a lot of room for students to get by to their classes. There is also a vending machine in almost all of the floors which is very important for students especially when they would like to get a break from class and get a little snack. In some hallways there are three different types of garbage which seems like the school cares about the environment, and the health of students. There are signs that tell the students and staff the room numbers of each side of the hallways. Most importantly there is a lot of signs for events that is happening at campus which is very helpful to interact with others.
Although there might be a lot of positive architectural structures there are many things that the school lacks that would make it a better place to promote well-being. For example there is a lack of outlets. We couldn’t find any on the hall ways or any in the atrium hallways as well. I expected to see more outlets than usual because it is a technology college. The Wi-Fi is a huge issue in general. We have no idea why it is, but it’s been working according to plan. Unfortunately a very important building has been taken down and now students do not have a sports team or a place to socialize more than usual.
—> Ivan Martinez.

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