The College Dorm Room
The Genius Loci by definition is the spirit of a place. Every place in the universe has a Genius Loci whether it be good or bad. In the case of the college dorm room I would say that the Genius Loci is somewhat bland. It is neither enlightening and positive, nor is it dulling and negative. The college dorm room is simply adequate. The place where all the enlightening happens is in the classroom. The dorm is simply the place where we reside when we are not attending theclasses. Although I did say it is a somewhat bland spirit I do believe their are many positive aspects of the college dorm room. I also would say there are more positive aspects than negative. I think one of the most positive aspecs of the dorms spirit is the close proximity to friends and study mates. No matter what happens someone will always be there for you to help you with any problem that arise. The dorm spirit also provides you with a constant array of events to keep busy with in the down time. All though it is a bland spririt I would say it is a great thing to experience. The dorm room is bland but combined with the entire dorm I would say it is a thoroughly great experience. The blandness of the dorm room is also a somehwat good aspect. It seems as if the bland spirit is just there to sort of help or focus you on your studies. By eliminating distractions within the room the student can focus more on the studies which are the most important part of college. So in the end, the bland spirit of a college room is actually beneficial in many parts of the college students life.