Hartnell students make being friendly a habit.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Sharolyn Robinson, a Hartnell College pre-nursing student, is sitting across from Hartnell’s student body president, Christopher Luna. The two of them bounce ideas back-and-forth across the table as they help me compile a list of Hartnell hangouts. Every few minutes, one of them pauses to greet a familiar face who is passing through the Hartnell Campus Center.
“Come join us!” Luna calls to Desiree Lockhart, a sophomore. Soon, Lockhart is engaged in the conversation, and all three Hartnell students contribute suggestions. As I observe their enthusiastic exchange, I count six more students who have stopped to say hello. This is a friendly campus. Whether they’re at the CherryBean coffee shop in Salinas, or any of the other places these students frequent, I predict they will bring
both their excitement and their welcoming smiles along for
>>HARTNELL HAPPY PLACES
Lunch Spots: Gutierrez for cheap, Mexican food • Marie Callender’s Restuarant and Bakery • Applebee’s • First Awakenings health food/deli (all in Salinas)
Dinner: Outback Steakhouse • Gino’s Fine Italian Food and Pizza in Salinas • Billy Quon’s in Monterey
Night Out: Bonfires at Del Monte beach in Monterey • Doc Ricketts Lab • Blue Fin Café & Billiards on Cannery Row
Coffee: CherryBean Gourmet Coffeehouse and Roastery • Rollick’s Specialty Coffee in Oldtown Salinas • Starbucks Coffee (everywhere)
Nap: Hartnell College Center couches • Home
Study: Library study rooms • Coffee houses • Marie Callender’s • Applebee’s
Exercise: School Gym • Salinas Athletic Club • Terry’s Total Fitness in Salinas
Shop: Northridge Mall in Salinas • Del Monte Center in Monterey • Gilroy outlets • Lush Boutique in Salinas • Salinas Flea Market , Oldtown Salinas
Entertainment: CherryBean poetry slams • Western Stage
Key Dates: 8/26 Back to School BBQ (free food with ID) • 9/11 Hispanic Heritage Awards • 9/22 Club Day