Thwing Center will become new zombie apocalypse shelter

Adithi Iyengar

With Humans versus Zombies at an end for the school year, some students have voiced their concerns over a lack of safety on campus. The importance of prepping for a zombie apocalypse has become all the more real, once being chased around campus for over a week. “It becomes real after a while,” said a student who preferred to remain anonymous. “It’s not just ‘The Walking Dead’ or ‘Shaun of the Dead’ anymore. It’s the real deal.”

So, now that the student center is prepared to open, the new and improved Thwing Center will be converted to a bunker, just in case of the apocalypse. Complete with stocks of freeze-dried food to last for a whole year and a set of arsenal guns, knives and grenades to fend off zombie hordes, the changes will change how we currently understand Thwing.

Places like Bag it and the Jolly Scholar will hold stocks of food and water, particularly saving up signature peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The Thwing atrium will store extra ammunition, weapons and other defensive tools. The second and third floors, including the Thwing ballroom, will become places for beds, flashlights and lamps, while the basement will consist of a library with a list of zombie survival guide books. These have been almost proven to be useful in hypothetical situations of zombie attacks.

“The goal is to give students a safe and secure place in the event of a zombie apocalypse,” says Case Western President Barbara Snyder. “With so many zombie movies and shows coming out, some catastrophic zombie invasion is sure to occur.”

The center will soon be able to protect students against slow zombies, fast zombies, intelligent zombies, zombie hordes and even a few vampires and werewolves. Wooden stakes and silver daggers are also stored in case of attacks from other supernatural creatures trying to destroy mankind.

In the event of an apocalypse, students must head to Thwing, scan their IDs and stay indoors until the disaster is finished. Thwing Tuesdays will still occur on a weekly basis, to help students remain calm and studious the entire time.

Snyder says that, although a zombie apocalypse could be rather debilitating to the infrastructure of society, it is no excuse to skip classes. Students still must attend their lectures, labs, recitations and seminars. Nothing is more important than learning.

Just because the whole world could possibly suffer from a zombie infiltration doesn’t mean it should impede the ability to get to class and complete assignments. MediaVision can only do so much. The Thwing center would put an end to such concerns and help students focus on their academics.

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