Since construction shut down the marble sidewalk in front of the main entrance to Perkins, a temporary mulch path has been set down to help pedestrians cross the lawn. Here are the cases for and against the lovely addition to our construction-infested campus.
1. Great place to hide your nuts—if you are a squirrel, or have squirrel-like tendencies.
2. Increases the biodiversity of Duke’s grounds by creating a moist and warm home for centipedes, spiders, and other fun creatures.
3. Makes a post-card perfect picture with the blue construction fence in the center and the crane on the horizon.
4. Brown color is reminiscent of dirt hiking trails, so you won’t feel as bad taking the hike from the west bus stop to the distant side entrance of Perkins.
5. Absorbent material will suck up your midterm stress tears.
6. Cushions the fall of your iPhone 6 if you drop it.
7. Kills unsightly weeds, especially grass.
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