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27 July 2006 @ 11:06 am
What kind of floors do Lawrence's rooms have?

Also - is Lawrence where Sylvia Plath lived?

Sarah :): LAWRENCE HOUSE PRIDE! (Me)sarah_p on July 27th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
The first floor rooms are carpeted, and all the rest of the rooms have hardwood floors. Whoo splinters ;).

And, yes, Sylvia Plath lived in Lawrence for a year, in room 305.

Steph: awesome meshadowflute on July 27th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
*ahem* The splinters are only bad in the rooms you had. And I like the slight detail omitted from Sylvia's story.
Steph: gnome!shadowflute on July 27th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, like former resident sarah_p said, the floors are carpet on the first floor, wood everywhere else. And Sylvia Plath lived here for 1 year, the rest of her time was spent in Haven/Wesley (I have a friend there and we like to argue about where she really belonged).
Laura: Eclair constructionguingel on July 27th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
my room, yay!!

I lived in room 305 my first year. people told us (me and roommate!corey, now HOHONS!) that Sylvia tried to kill herself in our closet. I think that's just rumor, but she definitely lived there. . .

I've also heard that based on her diaries (living in her room helped me make friends with someone who was totally obsessed with her and shared all this information with me. then she turned out to be sort of crazy and we're not friends anymore, so let that be a lesson to not make friends with people who are obsessed with the suicidal woman whose room you inherit) she was much happier in Haven/Wesley. Back then, Lawrence was the scholarship house. This is something that I think we can be proud of--first off, we were smarter, but back then it also meant that this was the house where the less priveledged students lived, so in order to keep their cost of living down, they all helped out with the housework and stuff, it was like the co-ops. There's a bit of free Lawrence history for you. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, what this meant for Sylvia was that everyone was stuck up because they knew they were smarter. . . or something. And the rooms are smaller, i think, and the whole house experience back then was probably significantly different from that of Haven/Wesley. So I hear she was fairly unhappy in Lawrence.

But, uh. . . I had a really great time in her room. I loved it so much that I moved directly above it the next year (that would be last year) and the aforementioned roommate moved right next door!