By Erik Flores
The new television lounge located in the Loker Student Union is part of a series of LSU improvements that also include plans for a meditation room and a new home for the campus radio station.
The television lounge is located at the far end of the LSU and is made up of three flat-screen televisions, four couches and 12 swivel lounge chairs. The lounge is a place where students can unwind as they wait for their next class.
Geovany Paiz, a facility maintenance assistant who oversaw the project over summer, offered insight into what students can expect from the lounge.
“People just wanted a home away from home,” said Paiz.
Student programming tastes are still being learned by the LSU staff.
“We’re seeing what students will like,” Paiz said. “The initial plan was to have programming on the side. The middle TV will have news and audio, while the side TVs will have subtitles.”
Students can watch a movie, meet and network, or simply just relax in this new space.
The lounge opened Aug. 22. The meditation room is nearing completion, and radio station KDHR, currently located in the library, is set to open in the LSU later this semester.
While students eagerly await the opening of the meditation center, the television lounge has received positive feedback during its first weeks in service.
One can imagine that it will quickly become one of the most popular hangout spots on campus.