Lobos Turned Lumberjacks

Celia Kramer, Copy Editor


On Wednesday, October 21st, 50 lucky Senior Lobos got to roam to the always lovely Flagstaff, AZ to visit Northern Arizona University.

Of course, the campus is beautifully green and showed our Avondale natives what the seasons changing looks like. All around were trees filled with green, orange, and yellow leaves.

Senior, Cynthia Cortez, said, “I loved seeing fall everywhere I stepped. Not only were there leaves on the ground, but imprints of them due to the weather.”

The students were given a tour of the campus and even got to see a dorm replica. One of the many differing sights was the bookstore, which was quite grand and included pretty much anything a college student could need. It is also the center where Lumberjacks go to pick up and send packages.

Al Genesis Salaver enjoyed the fact that he could “experience what it is like to be part of a community filled with ambitious individuals and what it’s like to be a college student.”

Among the many sights was Northern Arizona’s ONLY escalator, located in the Health and Learning Center. This may be surprising to most, but that fact is true-and something Lumberjacks take pride in. The campus also holds historical landmarks, including the tree George Washington stood under when he assumed command of the Continental Army in 1775.

The campus is undergoing much construction, as NAU’s North Campus Athletic and Recreation Complex is currently being built and is expected to open in April of 2016. It will include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a dozen tennis courts (six inside and six outside), a separate diving platform, and a recreation field.

This project will bring even more publicity, as Olympic athletes already visit the campus for the huge recreation center. It currently holds 4 basketball courts, 6 racquetball courts, 2 squash courts, 5 volleyball courts, 3 fitness studios, an indoor track, a climbing wall, a free weight area, and much more! Plus, Lumberjacks are automatically granted access to the center!