Every once in a while, there is a day or a week where life seems meaningless. Maybe you had a fight with your boyfriend, or you got a C- on that Psychology midterm you studied hard for. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We all lose control of the flood gates every once in a while. There’s no shame in crying. Where do you go at Hofstra when you want to pour your soul out through your eyeballs? Well, keep reading and you’ll find out the best places to cry at Hofstra University.
1. Fall into the lap of everyone’s favorite statue, Walter.
Okay, so his name is actually J. Seward Johnson, but gosh, he’s got some nice bronze shoulders to cry on, doesn’t he? Located outside of Brower Hall on the Southwest side of campus, this gorgeous man is a wonderful listener. He will never interject.
2. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ bathroom cry session?
On the second floor of Gallon Wing, there is a magical one person bathroom with a small “hallway” space. That space is perfect for a cinematic slide-to-the-floor. You can wrap your arms around your knees, rock back and forth, and cry your heart out while you pray no one knocks on the door. This is the most private of the best places to cry at Hofstra University.
3. Contemplate the philosophy of tears with Plato and Socrates.
You may be wondering, how are some old Greek guys going to console me when I’m feeling blue? Well, if you overanalyze your sadness, maybe you’ll forget the reason you’re sad in the first place? What does feeling blue even mean? What does sadness really mean? Is sadness just a construct of human society? Are we alone in this universe? See, don’t you feel better already knowing the problem isn’t actually you, but a figment of human behavior?
4. Crawl into the bottom of your closet.
Those wooden wardrobes can be quite soothing if you throw some fairy lights inside. It’s not much, but at least it conceals you from your judgmental suite mates or your open Biology textbook. You might need to move some shoes out, but hey, you might find your pride hiding at the bottom of the closet! This is the best of the places to cry at Hofstra University when you don’t want to leave the comfort of your room.
5. Sing through the sobbing in the practice rooms.
You can go to the Music Library in Monroe Lecture Center, ask for a key to a practice room, and lock yourself away. Not only can you pay around on the piano, but maybe you’ll pick up another minor while you’re down there. Luckily for you, the rooms are sort of soundproofed, so the sax player next door will only sort of hear you bawling!
6. The 10th floor of the library is a great place to silently feel some feelings.
The Axinn is a great place to study, find academic help, and to release the emotions that have been bubbling inside you for a while. But remember: the higher you are, the quieter it gets. Crying on the tenth floor would be the best place for a sad cry, not an angry cry.
7. Take your pick of any of the Hofstra campus shuttles.
Personally, I think the night shuttle is the best of places to cry at Hofstra University. I’ve done it many times before, but really any shuttle will suffice. It takes half an hour to get to Target on the shuttle. That’s definitely something to cry about. Gosh, doesn’t it just look depressing?
8. The Greenhouse is perfect for crying with an audience.
Located in the basement of the Student Center, this room has windows on almost every side. You can feel like a zoo animal while you uncontrollably release your sadness into the universe. This is the perfect place to angry cry because you have a viewing party to amp up your emotions.
9. I’ve never gone to the Oak Street Center, and I don’t think anyone else has either.
The Oak Street Center is an enigma. Our handy dandy website says it’s home to the Hofstra Continuing Education, ROTC, Business Development Center and Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, but does anyone really believe that? I think it’s actually an abandoned building for sad students to wallow in.
10. Crawl into the office and the arms of Stu Rabs himself.
It takes real courage to ask for help, but Stuart Rabinowitz makes everything seem better. He makes his office one of the best best places to cry at Hofstra University. Are you sad about the bugs in the Freshens salads? Well, go talks to Stuart about it. Tired of studying and failing? Stuart will always be there to support you.
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Claire Helena Feasey is currently a freshman at Hofstra University. She is studying English Publishing Studies and Music. Feasey is a published poet, knows very basic Krav Maga, and loves goldfish. She has a strong In-Design background, is in love with New York City, and hopes to be a literary agent and memoirist in the future.