Every semester, Pace University has midnight breakfast, an event where they provide breakfast foods to help get motivated for studying. It is a fun an event that most students enjoy going to, however, it was not as packed like usual. Compared to last semester and the years before when they had it at Briarcliff Campus, Midnight Breakfast seemed empty. It could be due to finals or how the event was promoted in the first place, but it is really starting to show that the lack of participation is lacking in the Pace community. For example, last weekend’s carnival was a perfect of example of people barely showing up and that might have to do with the atmosphere on campus. When people discuss future events or try to promote them, students always ask if anyone else is going and most of that time it’s a no. It’s sad considering we are a university that promotes unity as a student body, but we are unable to support each other when it comes down to going events.
“Compared to my freshmen year, Pace University campus activity has dropped. During my freshmen year, people were more active, there were more events going on and it felt like I was going to a university. But now, it feels like I’m at a high school campus,” said Senior Applied Psychology Jordan White said.
I have noticed the same thing when my freshmen year. Students had the exact same mindset and student’s barely went to the events. On the other hand, students were more involved during my freshmen and it felt more like a community compared to now. Most students barely go outside and stay in their rooms, yet complain there isn’t much to do at Pace University. In some ways I do agree with them, but if you don’t go out and try to enjoy the activities then you can’t complain.
So after going to Midnight Breakfast and see the lack of participation from the student body, you truly cannot put all the blame on Pace University.