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How to perform a fire drill

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, September 7, 2008

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday) I witnessed a bizarre and somewhat unsettling event take place in the Jordan Hall of Science.

Fire alarms blaring, a steady stream of students poured down the stairs on the side of the building. At the base of the stairwell, students quickly followed the green “EXIT” lights directly to a door. This is when something rather extraordinary occurred. Seeing the “Emergency Exit Only” sign on the door’s handle, the entire stream of fleeing Jordanites began frantically yelling at one another as they turned around 180° and jostled their way back into the main hallway in search of another door.

Confused, I walked up to the door with three other physics majors and exited.

Scott Feister

senior

St. Edwards Hall

Sept. 5