4th Floor Pool
Tristan Whisenant '14
I climbed the last set of steps; I was there. I could smell the sweet chlorine in my nostrils. Swimming would be the perfect use of my resource period. I could relax under the blue sky, floating without a care in the world. Of course, I'm talking about the "Sky Pool" on the fourth floor (a.k.a. the roof) at SI. As I pushed open the door, the last obstacle between me and sweet-pool-fun, I took a deep breath. I was about to gaze at the only reason for my coming to this school, the motivation to push through the brutal workday. WWC members had rumored about it, and even the seniors were telling me to check it out sometime. The warm sunlight hit my eyelids, illuminating the beautifully horrendous scene unfolding before me. What were these spindly sticks? What were the antennas? Why did the roof of my school look more like iron-man than the blue oasis I had been promised? I walked to the edge and thought, "Whoa, sure a nice view for some stupid satellites." I closed the door, feeling SI’s “Sky Pool” clearly exists smart for someone who had just wasted ten minutes of his life. My field trip had left me with more questions than answers.
Luckily, I was able to answer a few of them. The array of technology dotting our roof is a cash cow for S.I. They are cell-phone reception boosters, occupying rented out spaces from the school. One question remains: why does my cell phone get such crappy service around school given my close proximity to a cellular hub? Turns out, S.I. does have a pool, and I even hear it's underground. Keep it on the DL...
SI's "Sky Pool" Clearly Exists
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