College of Arts and Letters: CAL New Building (CNB)Well, I'm still trying to figure out who institutionalised abbreviating an unnamed building as the "New Building." I thought it was a thing in my grade school, because most of the buildings aren't named anyway. But hello, the CAL building isn't very NB. It's almost standing there and used for two years, after all. Relatively speaking, maybe it is an NB since the influx of NBs to replace it is slow.
Aesthetically, this building is pretty. Italian tiles, grand staircases, an "overlooking scheme" that's very theatrical in the sense of like watching an opera. The fifth floor is their topfloor, with no means of getting to a rooftop, so I surveyed the halls, windows, views, windows, views, and alternate access points.
I did have a class here last semester in Rm 501. A 4:00-5:30 class on Pop Culture. It would have been a nice class, especially under Professor Nadera. The problem was, I was coming from my PE class, and I usually walk to the class. The height of this building was just good reason to curse about. Until of course I visited it again, with knowledge that this particular exercise routine is out of my system, I feel happier.
For this semester, you can find the following classes in this floor: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, European Languages, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Speech Communication. As you can see, dominated by the Department of European Languages.
Well, I'm taking two of the classes in the roster, and I'm pretty glad that we're on this floor.