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Eller Room transforms into study room for seniors

Photo by Carl Justice ’21 | Dave Mohan ’19 works on some homework in Becker’s Corner

 

By Carl Justice ’21

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Room 200 in Eller Hall, which was previously Assistant Principal for Technology Mr. Mica Mulloy ’99’s office, is now a quiet study space for seniors that is available from 7 a.m to 4 p.m., according to Brophy Dean Mr. Patrick Higgins.

The former office, now officially called Becker’s Corner, is a new seniors-only area this year.

“A quiet study space is needed for seniors to get away from the hectic nature of other places on campus,” Mr. Higgins said.

Becker’s Corner is another space on Brophy’s campus to honor a former priest, much like the Dutch. The seniors-only room is something that Mr. Higgins said he has wanted for a while.

“I initially wanted what is currently the quiet room to be the senior study,” he said. “And I’ve wanted it for a few years now, so when the opportunity arose, it’s a good place for the seniors to have.”

Becker’s Corner is a room with a few big tables in the middle of the room with chairs and couches around. The dean introduced the room to seniors at their orientation, and many students have taken advantage of Becker’s Corner since.

Seniors Alec Owen ’19 and Cameron Mackenzie ’19 are both enrolled in independent study math courses during period four, which allows them to spend that period in Becker’s Corner. Both Owen and Mackenzie said that they only come to Becker’s corner during their independent study period.

When asked about Becker’s Corner, Mackenzie said that “It is a nice, comfortable space in a good location.”

Owen said he also liked it.

“[Becker’s Corner is a] secluded space and there are not too many people there,” he said.

Mr. Higgins also stressed how much the seniors earned and deserved Becker’s Corner.

When asked about the inspiration for Becker’s Corner, he said that it was ” inspired by seniors so they can have a space to own.”

There are also no set rules, unlike the quiet room. Mr. Higgins said that the seniors are granted the privilege to keep Becker’s Corner until they lose it.

Mr. Higgins said that he is “proud of the way that the seniors have used the room so far,”

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