Below is an example of the thesis-induced clutter that has been littering the Edwards basement for at least a couple months. I count more than forty books stacked every which way (some opened), plus a candy wrapper, an empty cup of Small World coffee, an empty Snapple jar, lots of loose sheets of paper, a tube of lotion hidden behind the computer (not visible in this picture), plus a very, very dirty computer screen (see all the fingerprints?).
This particular carrel has looked like this (though the number of books may have decreased) since the beginning of second semester–and maybe even since first semester finals.
That’s more than nine weeks!
Finally, it seems, the clutter is getting on someone’s nerves–and not just the nerves of those who live in Edwards and have been banished from their building’s cluster: