By Tristan Davis – Features Editor
In J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8,” the small town of Lillian, Ohio begins experiencing a strange phenomenon. Overnight, countless convenience stores and neighborhood homes are robbed of various electronic devices with no trace of where they’ve gone or who has taken
them. Spoiler alert: an alien has escaped government captivity and is using all of these
electronic devices to build a spaceship that can finally take him back home. Why did I tell
you this story? It seems that Lasell College has fallen victim to this same alien. Several of
the phone chargers attached to the computers in Brennan Library and around campus
have seemingly gone missing, or have been destroyed to the point where they are no longer able to use.
There is another alternative: students without chargers are attempting to steal them from the library with the goal of using them as their own. Another theory can simply be that there is an immature crowd who are entertained by dismantling school property. The issue is when the chargers are ripped out of the computer, they are rendered completely useless. Unless, of course, the thief is a technological mastermind able to reconstruct even the most broken of devices. If that’s the case, please show yourself, I have a computer hard drive for you to look at.
I understand the need for phone chargers. We live in a day and age when being without a phone is a major disadvantage. If your phone charger is broken, be an adult. Ask a friend, or roommate if you can borrow theirs while you create a monetary plan in order to get one of your own. Just be respectful of school property.
Whatever you do, don’t steal or ruin the ones from the library that are open for all students to use. This school spent money to have new chargers installed and I’m pretty positive that having us de- stroy and misuse all of them was not the response they had hoped for. If I’m wrong and there really is an alien desperately trying to get back home using a spaceship compiled of Lasell’s phone chargers, then by all means, keep building.