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Here at CCBC Catonsville there are a lot of things to see and do. Some people go to the gym that is free for students, some people hang out in the cafe or meet up at the library. But there's a place at the Catonsville Campus that is the perfect hangout spot, and it is called “The Barn.”
But the Barn doesn’t seem like it is getting the attention it deserves. The Barn can be the main hangout spot on campus by making a couple of improvements.
One main improvement that could be made to The Barn to become the perfect hangout spot is by changing its overall appearance. The Barn has been at The Catonsville Campus for a very long time. People can tell it has been at the school for decades. Recently, the school had a minor makeover in the MASH building. The MASH building is where they have the new science labs and more classrooms for Math and Science classes. And before that, they remodeled the new library on campus a couple years ago. So The Barn might need a new makeover to draw in more students on campus.
The campus can still have its two floor format but should make the bottom floor a lot more presentable. Reason being, that is where most of the students hangout at.
Another way The Barn can make improvements to become a perfect hangout spot is by having flyers or more advertisement to draw attention to the building.
From what students are saying, the top level of the barn gets more attention than the actual lounge. The top level has the stage, and space to have certain events that can be held in The Barn whenever there is an event scheduled.
The bottom level lounge gets the least amount of attention. Dasia, who attends The Barn on Wednesdays and Fridays, suggested, “They need to have advertisements for The barn Like put something on the website that will make The Barn stand out...Or rebuild it.”
The Barn at The Catonsville Campus should be the main hang out spot for students. Sometimes they have events that do involve students but more variety is needed to improve the use of the building.
The Barn has been around for many years and unfortunately, it has been seen a sharp decline. I believe it can get better. It can become the perfect hangout spot. With a new building, maybe more people can come in and have a relaxing time in a college where everyone can grow.