Alumni Recalled “Cracking the Si Wei Hall Gate” upon visit to NCCU on 90th anniversary
|Nearly a thousand alumni returned to the school.Photo:李奇芸|
|Alumni recalled their memories in NCCU.Photo:李奇芸|
Under the guidance of Pilot (引水人), NCCU ’s student receptionist group, nearly a thousand alumni returned to the school and had campus tour to recall their precious memories during college years.
Cuei Li-ying (崔麗鶯), graduated in 1987 from the Department of Oriental Languages, which has now become the Department of Turkish Language and Culture, said that posters on the Covered Corridor created a great atmosphere and she was impressed.
Passing through the Si Wei Hall, Guo Fu Building and Zhi Xi Building, alumni all aroused memories of these places. Since they first entered the school for enrollment, their lives have been spent here to take tests, watch movies, and join the graduation prom. Jhang Chun-mei (張純美), who graduated in 1938 from the Department of Chinese Literature, recalled that, during her college years, students usually went to the Si Wei Hall on Saturday and watched movies, especially the famous film “Butterfly Lovers”. “Crowds of students even cracked the gate of Si Wei Hall,” said Jhang.
Li Ke-yu (李克愈), the 6th alumni of the Department of Business Administration, shared the craziest thing he has done during years in NCCU. He recalled once disturbing the neighborhood for holding a ball when he was a freshman. “All students in our class were asked to go to the police station except for two people who escaped earlier.” Another alumnus Lou Hai-ma (樓海馬) added that, all students involved got black marks on our student record.
Li Ke-yu (李克愈) also remembered the harsh living condition when he was in the dorm. “There was no air conditioner, no running water, and no hot water. We even needed to bail water back to our dorm,” said Li, “students nowadays are so lucky.”
After the up-hill campus tour, alumni were surprised by the current vast campus ground, which differed from the ground reaching only to the Zui Meng Creek (醉夢溪) in the early period. Many of the alumni even stated that they are proud of the advanced transformation of NCCU.