The construction team, after 2 years of alternating doing nothing and frantic progress, have decided the library pond is “done enough”. President Freeman Hrabowski managed to convince the construction crew to get the pond looking “somewhat nice” in time for Homecoming.
“We decided that as long as people weren’t revolted at the sight of a huge puddle, then we could call it quits,” Jonathan Murdock, the foreman of the construction crew, was quoted saying.
After almost a year-and-a-half of nothing except digging a hole in the ground, the union finally said that they’d had a long enough break, and told the construction team to “get a move on”. The fence surrounding the pond came down after a large rainstorm conveniently and cheaply filled the hole in the ground. Jaquelen Price, a super-senior, said, “I think Hrabowski can like, predict the future, and he foresaw a huge rainstorm and decided to let nature do all the dirty work.”
While we don’t quite believe that Hrabowski can tell the future, the rain filling the pond just in time for homecoming is a bit suspicious.
But be proud, retrievers! Our pond is full of… water… and we have places to sit and admire the bulldozers still parked at the site. We still can’t walk around the pond, and there’s all this weird wire, but this surely is a monument to the type of innovation UMBC is famous for.