On the College Ave Campus, in the depths of Murray Hall, there is a quiet place. Most students go to and from their classes in Murray without ever encountering it, but if you go down the stairs instead of up, you will meet the comforting golden glow that floats down an otherwise dim hallway. Chances are you were looking for a bathroom or a water fountain, but you found the Writer’s House: a cozy, quiet place much younger than the building, and nestled within. Across the length of a single stride, soft glowing hardwood replaces the dull tile floor, warm light washes over you, and the silence is noticeable. The lounge lies behind a glass door where countless essays and creative writing projects are born from the pens and pencils of passionate and visionary thinkers. However, if you choose to experience this for yourself, beware, for the unwritten law of complete and utter silence shall not be broken.
The Writer’s House underneath Murray Hall is a true hidden gem. Most students find it by accident, but once they do, they keep coming back for it’s warmth and it’s pin-drop silence. Be sure to check it out it if you haven’t already.
Written and photographed by Patrick Nadolski