OPINION: The 3 best nighttime study places on K-State’s campus

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K-State students Sophia Ton, Victoria Bedros and Lauren Jackson study in Cornerstone Cafe in December 2018. (John Chapple | Collegian Media Group)

The end of the semester will be here before we know it, which means it’s time to get back on that study grind.

Hitting the books and studying hard can be a tedious task, and finding a good place to study on the Kansas State campus just makes it all the more difficult. If you’re seeing a lot of late-night study sessions in your foreseeable future, here’s a list of the top three nighttime study places on and around campus.

1. K-State Student Union

The Union can often be intimidating during the day. There’s so much hustle and bustle, and finding a good study spot seems pretty much impossible.

During the evening, however, traffic slows down and it becomes a much more mellow place to get stuff done.

The Union is a popular study spot among students for many reasons, mainly for its accessibility: There are so many places to sit, a variety of food options (at least before the restaurants close) and it’s home to multiple public printers and computers as well as the Library Help Desk.

The Union is always a good option if you need a place to get stuff done, day or night.

2. Union Station

In the heart of the Union is separate little space called Union Station, an offshoot of the local restaurant JP’s Gastropub. The sit-down restaurant is popular among both students and professors for its quality food, wide variety of beers on tap and speciality cocktails.

JP’s is the perfect spot to study and grab some good eats and quality beer — if you’re old enough, anyway.

From street tacos to salads to burgers topped with mac ‘n’ cheese, there’s a dish for everyone, and they have student specials for under $6. Just go ask a server or bartender and they’ll hook you up.

Union Station is open until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Sundays, so it’s the perfect spot to get some work done before it gets too late.

3. Radina’s Coffeehouse

Radina’s is a go-to for a majority of K-State students due to its multiple locations both on- and off-campus.

It’s a great place to study and get in your caffeine fix while you’re at it. Their coffee is good and their atmosphere is even better, plus they’re open late to fulfill your nightly study (and espresso) needs.

Once you start studying at Radina’s, you’ll probably never want to stop, so you might as well make a routine out of it. Pack your bag, head to your closest Radina’s, order a cup of joe and study, study, study!

Emma Snyder is a junior in mass communications. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. Please send comments to opinion@kstatecollegian.com.

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