KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS – FACT 23 OF 50
Are you an alum who remembers the good ol’ days of keeping in touch with family and friends from home by mailing letters and picking up the phone? The phone in Witch’s Hat was in the dorm entry, while Clark, Poundcake, and even New Dorm had a corded phone in a small closet available for incoming and outgoing calls. When the phone rang with a parent, friend from afar, or even a boarder from another dorm, on the other end, a student or two (or three or more) ran to answer. Others ran away or simply ignored the loud, repetitive ring. Frequently students were often found curled up in the small closet with the receiver to their ear, talking for what felt like hours to those who were patiently waiting in line.
The days of the corded phone were long before the evolution of cellular technology; now every student-athlete has a mobile device. Around 2003 corded phones became obsolete and they have since been removed from the small closets. But if you’re ever looking for a little throwback nostalgia, the phone in Witch’s Hat remains hanging on the wall.