By: Glorinés Ruiz González
The “Serpentinata Caribeña” serves as an epicenter for students at the UPRM campus to gather, take a break from class, see their friends or do their homework. The sculpture is strategically located between most of the buildings, such as the library, the students´ center, and the Chardón building, among others.
“La Cueva de Tarzán”, located at the students´ center right in front of the cafeteria, is a great spot where students can enjoy a cup of coffee and eat something light. Most of the students that gather here spend their time studying or enjoying themselves.
Located in the third level of the students center is a piano that, in the picture, is being used by one student. The piano is part of an artistic project by Luke Jerram called “Tócame soy tuyo”. The project seeks to invite others experience art in different ways and places .
The ¨Sala de Juegos¨ is located on the third floor of the students´ center on campus and is visited mostly by the male population. Here, students can find a variety of pool tables, ping pong tables, and domino tables. Students come here to relax and distract themselves while waiting for their classes.
Here, students enjoy playing games from card games or video games. They also have their own student organization called “Gamers Guild RUM” and they even hold tournaments in which anyone can participate. In the picture, we can appreciate two students playing Dance, Dance, Revolution.
Students Mei Lanie Acevedo and Dennys Garcia attending the AIESEC Awards and Recognition Gala held at the Mezani bulding at UPRM campus. AIESEC is a student organization that is formed mainly by students from the Business Administration department. It focuses on developing leadership through cultural exchanges and its team member program.
“La Plazita”, located next to Chardon’s lobby, is an outdoors area where students go to meet. The people that mainly visit this area are the students that are called “Chardonitas”. Here, “free-spirited” students get together and discuss different aspects of our culture.
In this picture, we can see an event that is being held at “La Plazita” called “Arte en La Plazita”. Here, students gather to listen to different people recite poetry, sing, and play music, among other things. The people that frequent this event are students, usually from the departments of the Chardón building.
“Las Peceras” are located in the Industrial Engineering building. Here, students from different engineering departments go to study or finish different projects. They usually are filled with sleep-deprived engineering students.
There are different fraternities and sororities that you can find on our campus. Usually, sororities and fraternities attract “prepas”, since it offers them an easy way to meet new people. They can usually be found around campus, wearing embarrassing outfits (if they are inductees) or with t-shirts that say from which fraternity or sorority they belong to.