The thesis of our encyclopedia is West Hall. A residency building on the New Mexico Tech campus. It has a long and colorful history since it's construction. In it's journey from floor plans to barnyard to West Hall, no one has ever been able to predict what the next series of changes will bring. Each former generation looks at the next with shame at their lack of imagination and choice of pursuits. Though arguably tamer now than in previous years, it will always have it's moments of pure adrenaline at its next bad idea, whether it is indoor fireworks, stabbing yourself, stabbing others, or self-immolation. It will never die, and its residence will never be free of its lasting effect on them, for better or worse.