This morning, we pull into the UTPA parking lot (map view here) only to find that most of the staff parking spots and some of the student/staff (spots that are designated for either/or) spots were blocked off. The area is masked in yellow.
When asked, the reason UTPA parking services gave was that the barricade was due to an “event” going on at the ITT building. The ITTB folks requested and paid for the section to be reserved for the event’s parking.
This is aggravating because you have to pay to be able to park on campus. $113 for staff and $52 for students. Yet parking services is allowed to “double dip” by re-selling the spots.
Staff parking spaces are limited, especially since the number of available spaces was reduced to accommodate the construction of the new Fine Arts buildings. There was no prior notification given to staff or students. Additionally, there is plenty of non-staff parking on the North side of ITTB that is actually closer that could accommodate these “events” that take place.
Is it the end of the world? Certainly not. A solution could be that they can designate a parking area where events take priority. At the very least parking services should provide students and staff with prior notification of these events and stop charging twice for the same spots.
My love for thick steak.
"I enjoy thick steak. Thin skinny steak does not please me enough, I want it fat, hot and in me, I wanna look at myself after and be like "You fucking fat slut you love meat don’t you?" and I wanna look at myself and be like ‘Yeahh"’
I could not describe my love for meat better.
A few of my work mates were blaming the rolling blackouts we experienced on “THAT EBOLA MONKEY VIRUS!!”. I couldn’t stop laughing. (It was a joke)
Then I thought, wait isn’t this how every zombie movie begins??