As power outages occur across campus, the HPE is opening its doors for students to stay warm, charge their devices, and access water until midnight.
Ken Morton is the director of campus recreation and is facilitating the event with the help of available students employed at the rec center. “The generator is going to be hooked up to the HPE and not the rec center,” Morton said. “We have plenty of room here and can take care of as many people as we need to.”
Bottles of water are being handed out in the Ladyjacks’ courts, which is the primary area in the building at the time.
Face coverings are required inside.
Students living on campus have been without water or electricity in dormitories all over campus. Daija Brown, a sophomore studying kinesiology from Houston, went to the HPE with Paris Harris, a sophomore studying business from Chicago. “My power went out an hour ago,” said Brown. “The water has been out since this morning; it was so cold.”
The HPE’s doors are unlocked at the main entrance, and although food is not being served at the location, students are permitted to bring their food into the gymnasiums while they eat.
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