Satire: Turf war: AU freshmen form repair group in absence of 2Fix responses
Meet the students in charge of “StuFix,” AU’s newest student-run organization
The following piece is satire and should not be misconstrued for actual reporting. Any resemblance to a student, staff or faculty member is coincidental.
Since moving into AU’s dorms in August, freshmen have already found plenty of problems with facilities in the dorms. After multiple 2Fix requests have gone unanswered, a group of students from Letts Hall decided to take matters into their own hands. They call themselves “StuFix,” and they have been fixing problems in facilities and responding to requests in a timely manner.
“It all started when the table in our lounge collapsed,” said StuFix founder and president Aaron Michaelson. “We tried for days to get our table back. We tried multiple 2Fix requests, talking to housing and even went directly to the 2Fix office.”
“When none of that worked, we realized it would just be best to fix it ourselves,” Michaelson said. “My parents had me bring a tool kit and I was excited to put it to use. I didn’t realize this fix would grow to be something so big.”
“StuFix is there for me when 2Fix can’t be,” said Nicole Paul, a freshman in Letts Hall. “The door to the girls’ bathroom on my floor used to slam shut and make a loud screech every time it was opened. 2Fix wasn’t responding so we decided to put in a StuFix request. They responded immediately and completely fixed the problem.”
It’s very easy to work for StuFix; they allow almost every applicant to work for them. Ethan Landon is a freshman from Anderson who works for the group.
“I’m not very experienced with repairs, but I used a hammer once in my garage before coming here, which is still more work than I’ve ever seen 2Fix do,” Landon said.
“We don’t get paid at all for this, but we do pay for 2Fix. Somebody has to be the one to fix these problems, and that’s all that matters,” said one student, who requested anonymity because she fears retaliation from 2Fix. “Name one other group on campus that will work as efficiently as we do.”
Representatives from 2Fix were quick to point out that these students are not associated nor endorsed by the University. The 2Fix office declined to comment on the issue.
If you want to contact StuFix, click here to see their website.
Caeden Cloud is a freshman in the School of Public Affairs and a satire columnist at The Eagle.