By Bora Ersoy
For many students, busy school schedules, study sessions, and campus noise can create great stress and discomfort. What students do not know is that on the Montgomery College-Germantown campus is a special corner dedicated for students and staff who need a moment of inner peace. Located on the fourth floor in the High Technology (HT) building is the campus’ meditation corner.
The rules of the meditation corner are simple:
- One person may use the corner at a time,
- Do not create any noise out of respect of those in the corner,
- Do not bring in any kind of furniture as the corner’s small size cannot accompany it, and
- *Keep any possessions within view to avoid thieves.
While its appearance could be mistaken for any other corner in the building, make no mistake that the meditation corner does a terrific job in giving people the sense of quiet isolation. The corner also works wonders as a prayer corner for students of Muslim faith who might suffer from schedule conflicts. Regardless of the reason, Montgomery College has given our campus a wonderful feature that more of its students should know about.