Any CSULB Alumni, staff, or student can tell you one thing about “The Wedge”, you wish it wasn’t there, yet we are all guilty at some point in our life’s to have passed through it. Yes it does save a few seconds of your day (if you get through without any disruption) but is it really worth it in the end? Especially given how crowded it usually ends up getting around the USU and the chances of bumping into someone are pretty high, it just makes no sense to continuously pass by that “wedge”. Well the solution is a simple one.
By inserting a simple metal bar (not drawn to scale) we will effectively cut down on people getting across the wedge to 0%. The way the bar will be set up is high enough so an average person will have difficulties getting over it, but low enough so it would look silly if you were to go under it. Given the fact that college students really don’t want to be put in an awkward position either, it just wouldn’t be worth the hassle to try to go over or underneath the metal pole, putting a stop to the trespassing of people through “the wedge”. There wouldn’t really be any tradeoffs other than you have to go around the structure, as it was intended, and CSULB students that will be attending the future will become accustomed to walking in the correct path as the senior students that once knew about the “wedge” slowly start to graduate and the problem will cease to exist 🙂 And believe me when I say this is for the better, I have observed many students last week trying to pass on through and it really is an embarrassing site to look at, so why not just make it the norm to walk around the wedge?