Hillcrest Hall will be torn down in May, but it seems as though Stephens has forgotten students still live there.
“Shouldn’t the school still care about the people who live here?” Leslie Hudson, resident of Hillcrest, said.
The cable in the lobby was cut over five months ago, and students have been complaining. Some have filed reports with facilities, but the cable has remained off.
The soda machines were taken away a few weeks ago.
“I was told by the worker removing them that this was because Hillcrest was no longer being owned by the school come May,” Hudson said.
Hudson and her roommate, Courtney Desko, had to go as far as switching rooms because their heater did not work.
“We contacted facilities multiple times and had been emailing housing, but nothing was done. We kept asking for a space heater, but they would not give us one,” Hudson said.
Hudson had emailed housing five times complaining about how she and Desko did not have any heat and had to sleep in a 30 degree room. Desko’s mother had to make a call to finally receive a space heater.
Hillcrest finally allowed Hudson and Desko to switch rooms.
“Why are they taking away the cable, soda machines, and heat? If they are going to do that then students should be given a discount and not have to pay $650 a month,” Hudson said.
On the other side of the issue is LeeAnne Lowry, a sophomore resident. She said the only bad things are the room temperature being either too hot or too cold, and she does not trust the water. Lowry also does not like that the Hillcrest sign was taken down and delivery people have a hard time finding the building.
Lowry still sees Hillcrest as a nice place to live.
“I never see bugs, and I never have to wait for the water to heat up in the shower,” Lowry said. “The walls are thicker than other dorms and there is almost always an open washer in the laundry room.”
Lowry said the rules are a little more relaxed because the majority of residents are seniors.
“So, honestly, it is not that bad regardless of what other people have said,” Lowry said.
Hillcrest is run down and costs too much to repair which is part of the reason the school has decided to sell it. Whether they like or think their living situation could be better, students who live there must grin and bear it for the next three months.