Observing Coffman Union
Coffman Union is one of the most populated places where you will find many students congregating. Businesses employed with many different types of people, different types of food. There are numerous lounging areas filled with people sleeping, studying, and conversating. There are booths for people to advertise and talk about their organizations.
On the second floor there are rooms and study areas dedicated to specific ethnic backgrounds. There is
a study and lounge area for American Indians, African Americans, and others. There are study groups gathered around a table, studying for the next big test. There's a Jamba Juice and a number of chairs line up, facing a big screen television. There is a cafeteria for a variety of people to eat and hold conversation.
Just standing in Coffman for a few minutes, you can see so many different cultures and ethnicities. People of many backgrounds all congregating in one place, talking to one another, and studying with one another. Even within a student union, there is so much to observe, to listen to and to learn.
I, myself, walked around the union for a few minutes, then went and sat in the Native American Lounge area on the second floor. There were a few others in there, one doing an art assignment for class, two others getting the room ready for a workshop, and others just hanging out, watching television. The room is very colorful with cultural paintings hanging on the walls. There is a television, with a selection of DVDs, two computers for public use and four purple and green couches. I find this room to a very calm relaxing evironment to go to, whether it be to study or just to relax and watch television and visit.