The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.
A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that updates in real time. The floor in the Media Center was also changed, as the carpet was taken up to reveal the original gymnasium floor.
Yuvraj Singh ‘20, who now has class in the improved Zenga Library and Media Center, said, “With these new changes, I think the school has created a better learning environment, especially for my economics class.”
The new Campus Store was designed and built by Conor Quigley ‘18, a top Architecture student at the University of Miami, who is the son of Campus Store Manager, Mrs. Maureen Quigley. It features a more open design, hand-crafted signage, and a luxurious new counter.
“It’s incredible to see the work that went into renovating the store,” Mr. Chris Harring ‘05, who taught Connor for two years in English. “It not only shows the talent that Connor has as an architect, but also the love he has for the school to spend his free time making those ideas come to life.”
O’Neil Hall was painted and air conditioning was added to all of the classrooms. As one of the oldest building on campus, the adjustments to what some alums would remember as “the annex” has helped the school keep its history while adjusting to the needs of current students.
On the changes, Mr. Dan Chedid ‘11 added, “I think it looks great and it maintains the history of the school.”
O’Neil Hall now joins the Brother’s Residence as classic buildings that have been outfitted with enough modernity to keep them as mainstays on the campus for years to come.
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