Students study underground

Photo by Johnny Lawhon

By Augustine Galvan-Vega, Staff Reporter

The Underground is Amarillo College’s newest computer lab. Located in the basement of the Ware Building on the Washington Street Campus.

The lab is available to all Amarillo College students across the AC campuses.

Since opening in October of the fall 2019 semester, the Underground has had a steady number of students using it.

“During finals week it was cram packed with people. You couldn’t find a seat here,” Charles Diaz, a student staff member in The Underground, said.

The Underground offers private cubicles, white boards and big screen monitors that connect to students’ laptops. 

It has rows of computers and printers along with microwaves and lunch tables so students can take a break to eat.

Nursing majors Gabe Garcia, Carolina Esparza, Evelyn Phommanaxay and Jenny Perdue, said that they are reoccurring visitors of The Underground.

They tend to use it three to four times per week,  even though they take their classes on the West Campus.

The students said their main complaint about The Underground is the hours that it stays open.

“I wish they were open 24 hours so we have more time to study,” Garcia said. 

They also said they wished the sign in process were more convenient.

“I wish we could just scan our student card, rather than have to sign in on the computer,” Esparza said.

The Underground is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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