Is this really a college?

Is this really a college?

Students often refer to GHC as “High School 2.0.”

It isn’t surprising when Highlands is compared to larger universities. There are considerably lower numbers of students in classes, smaller lecture rooms that give off a juvenile classroom feel and the fact that most students do not have to go very far from home to get a college education.

Basically, Highlands does not fit in with incoming students’ expectations when they think of as “college life.” To improve its students’ college experience, Highlands does not need to build dorms or bigger classrooms. It doesn’t even need to demolish a campus or two to force students away from home.

What Highlands should do is provide its students with more activities they can attend. Student life plans various activities throughout the year, but at inconvenient times for most current GHC students.

According to John Spranza, student life coordinator on the Floyd campus, GHC used to have an activity time when classes would be cancelled, allowing students to participate in various events.

Ever since changes in scheduling have been made, student life events have taken place during the busiest time of the day. This means that although the largest number of students are on campus, those students will be unable to partake in the event because of classes. If student schedules had gaps longer than 15 minutes in between classes, then students would be able to participate in more events.

Joshua Colombo, general studies major on the Floyd campus, said, “Sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are enough activities or organizations.”