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with customers, especially during midterms. At
certain cafes, there are often people left hovering
around, waiting for a table to become available.
One reason that cafes tempt weary studiers is
that they often provide a much more comfortable
atmosphere filled with
cheerful bantering rather
than stress-filled silence M ,
and frustrated sighs. Many
coffee shops also provide bee '
comfortable living room
furniture that is ideal for libraries
curling up and reading a
good book. Ilto b
Malin Bergner, an
exchange student from o f i
Sweden, said she prefers
the coffee shop setting to
the sterile environment of Exchange st
the libraries. "I haven't
really been to the
libraries," she admited. "1 like to be comfortable."
Kate Lemieux, Supervisor at Gratzi Coffee Shop
on East Liberty Street, believes that the coffee
shop attracts people because it's relaxing, and
because it offers the distractions of people-watch-.
ing and socializing.
Overall, coffee shops tend to offer more free-
dom for the studier - many have smoking sec-
tions, no silence code and more inviting furni-
Various establishments on campus allow stu-
dents to choose between many different studying
atmospheres, and students usually have their own
signature study location. But some, caught up in
the stress, study wherever they can, or where their
respective subjects dictate.
Engineering junior Travis
- Marlin Bergner
udent from Sweden
Patrick broods over his
problems in the Media
Union "near a computer
lab so I can check my
LSA sophomore Zoe
Castro, with many nature-
loving students, enjoys
nature while she studies in
the Arb, weather permit-
ting. Graduate student
Peet, who has a young son,
said she takes him to Kids'
Kingdom and gets her
studying done in the spare moments she has there.
When it comes to midterm studying, there is
no law or formula to follow. Comfort seems to
be the cardinal rule, however, whether being sur-
rounded by the tranquil silence of the Law
Library, the busy activity of coffee shops or the
sweet comforts of home.
LSA sophomore Mike Silverman and LSA senior Meredith Ciralski find humor in their studies.
Cordially Invites the Class of 1998 to a
Presentation and Reception for a discussion of
Thursday, October 16, 1997
The Business School - Room B1205
Wednesday, January 14, 1998
PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO:
Basil A. Bliss, Senior Vice President
Schroder & Co. Inc.
787 Seventh Avenue, Sixth Floor
New York, New York 10019