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Leak of the week

“The Carillon is proud to be offering a prize to the first student brave enough to go over this leak in a barrel.”
“The Carillon is proud to be offering a prize to the first student brave enough to go over this leak in a barrel.”

… because shame leads to change.

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the crumbling infrastructure at the University of Regina, the Carillon proudly presents the fourth part in our Leak of the Week feature, bringing you the vital stats on the different failing roofs around campus.

 

Location: Located in the hallway between the North Residence and the Archer Library, this leak’s location was chosen for the aesthetic symmetry it creates with the leak in the South Residence hallway. Now these noble leaks flank the residences like a pair of mildewy stone lions, warning anyone who wants to stay dry to keep their distance.

Leaking: Yes.

Nickname(s): “Ron Jeremy” “The Drowning Giraffe”

Apparatus: In addition to the classic tarp/bucket combination, which has recently become a staple of University of Regina PR, this leak features more hose than a bachelorette party. Dropping more than thirty feet from the partially removed ceiling before vanishing into the mists of the garbage can at the bottom, this leak is surely the Niagara Falls of the U of R.

Related Competition: The Carillon is proud to be offering a prize to the first student brave enough to go over this leak in a barrel. The prize will consist of a U-of-R-branded umbrella and raincoat, as well as a commemorative plaque.

Number of people working on it: 0.

Age: ~1 month. Sources inside Facilities Management confirm that “we just looked away for a second, and when we looked back, there it was.”

Has it been fixed yet: No.

Current status: Shameful.

Impact on students: Through strategic placement, this leak ensures that any students coming or going from the Residence towers are reminded of just how little the University cares about keeping their home in good repair (spoiler: not at all).

Student comment(s): “If we’re going to have leaks, I guess we might as well have the biggest leaks around. I guess since we’ve decided to just sit around while the campus falls apart around us, there’s no sense in half-assing it.”

“I pay money to live here.”

 

If you know of any leaks on campus, or other examples of failing infrastructure that the university should be ashamed of, please contact news@carillonregina.com.

About Taylor Macpherson

"Taylor MacPherson, News Editor: Taylor MacPherson was born in Saskatoon, and is currently completing an English degree at U of R. In his spare time, which is largely nonexistent, he enjoys writing fiction and film criticism, and reading cheap American thrillers."