Is Framingham becoming a college town?
Framingham State University’s growth is impacting the community
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Students attending class on the hilly campus all agreed on one thing: the growth in enrollment has been apparent in class sizes, club memberships, and the activity level in the student center.
Two students in the center’s game room took a break after a heated game of table tennis, passing their paddles to other students waiting to play.
“It’s a lot more crowded on campus, but in a good way,” said Josh Graveline, 22. “It’s much more lively.”
Graveline said that he has seen the on-campus improv comedy group grow in recent years.
“The shows this year are the biggest and most well-attended that I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It’s fantastic and fun to do them.”
Tarcisio Nascimento, 21, also said he liked having more peers on campus.
“When I was a freshman, this room was desolate,” Nascimento said, beckoning to the 10 or so people standing around in the game room. “Now I see people in here all the time. But it’s fun,” he added, cracking a smile. “There are more people to play Ping-Pong and pool with.”
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