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The Clarion Wednesday. April 13. 1994 Fase_6
Is it art, grafitti, doodling
In the Moore Math!Science Building, the
or just scribbling?
writing isn’t on the wall, it’s on the desks
by Christopher Theokas
Clarion Staff Writer
There you are, walking into one of
your math or science classes. You sit
down to a desk loaded with inventive,
yet often witless art. It happens to cover
your desk, and all the desks in the room.
If you check rooms other than your
own, you will certainly find more.
Teachers don’t remember a time
when the desks were clean of desk art.
There are some real masterpieces to be
found, if you find the right rooms. But
the rest of the desks are just covered
with graffiti. Sometimes the graffiti
resembles math equations, which
teachers have removed.
But what if you find something
offensive? You can’t really get away. If
you move to another desk, you get the
same message, just with different words.
If you have an unrestrained need to
notice, McLarty-Goodson desks have no
The reason for that may be that the
sciences are exact, there are definite
answers. When a teacher tells you an
equation or a fact, there is only one or
two real answers. This doesn’t leave
room for discussion, but in McLarty-
Goodson you have all of the more
“thought” oriented in classes, like
English, religion, and philosophy,
where there may be no real answers to
be had. Your attention is held more in
the MG building than in the Moore
Science building. The birth of desk art
came from a bored student.
There is a general consensus in the
science building. No, all the writing on
the desk is not art. It is graffiti, and the
message has not changed since the
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