Sawyer Stories

Lisa Scott Allison, Class of 1984

Lisa Scott Allison ’84 remembers how far technology has come since her first word processing experience in Sawyer basement.

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Cyndy Anderson, Class of 1979

Cyndy Anderson ’79 found in a yearbook that her father was voted the handsomest person in his class.

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Mark Gunderson, Class of 2004

Mark Gunderson ’04 recalls falling asleep past midnight and waking up after Sawyer closed.

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2009 Classmates Carleen Carey, David Edwards, Kelly Smith, Bryant Lewis, Nailah Wilds, and Alicia Santiago

Carleen Carey ’09, David Edwards ’09, Kelly Smith ’09, Bryant Lewis ’09, Nailah Wilds ’09, Alicia Santiago ’09 recall vivid Sawyer memories from senior year involving g-chatting, dance breaks, sing-a-longs, and the occasional effective studying.

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Morgan Phillips-Spotts, Class of 2009

Morgan Phillips-Spotts ’09 recalls being stuck on the upper monkey carrells.

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Sebastian Arcelus, Class of 1999 and John Cavanaugh, Class of 1999

Best buds and roommates Sebastian Arcelus ’99 and John Cavanaugh ’99 remember finding themselves often in the sunken cubes side by side.

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Charlie Dougherty, Class of 2009

Charlie Dougherty ’09 remembers having so many books at his carrell during his senior year that he couldn’t see the sun.

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Best Working Shift

I cannot remember how many times Ms. Flynn or Ms. Irace had to phone me around 8 a.m. to remind me my Library shift had already begun.

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Evelyn Mahon, Class of 2018

I would sit in the monkey carrels and try to make sense of the words etched into the decades-old wood while he looked for the preferred version of HMS Pinafore.

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The Sawyer Sign Caper

It’s really difficult to look nonchalant while crossing Route 2 and the Williams campus with a huge board and two cans of paint.

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