5. Best Sleep Spot: The Grassy Knoll
Allie Daugherty, Editor in Chief
Grass on a college campus is a strange anomaly.
It’s the one place students can groggily flop onto a vacant patch and not be perceived as homeless by passersby.That’s what makes grass to sleepy college students what ponds are to ducks.
“Grass has suspended man since the early days of the hominids. It suspends your body as if floating in clouds,” Eric Long, a television, film and new media junior, said. Think about it — the turtle pond has grass, Campanile Walkway has grass — these great things would be significantly less conducive to sleep if it weren’t for them this amazing green plant.
“Through the process of photosynthesis, the grass releases oxygen and carbon dioxide, which helps the cycle of life between nature and me,” Danny Andrews, a theater senior, said.
So when in doubt, when you’ve got an hour between classes and you’ve got nowhere to go, find the grassy knoll. Just make sure it’s not too wet before you sit down.