The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1910
When a vengeful world has done its worst for the man, or men, who fenced off the red bricks of the "shrine on the top floor," it is to be hoped that poetic justice will hand him over to the "Irish Orchestra" to be finished off. We not only loved the red bricks which we had so often seen in our happy dancing moments, but we found in them beauty and the possibility of beauty. A little finish and they would have been an adornment surpassing any polished plaster we have yet seen in Victoria College. But to cover these bricks with matchlining and paint! And Sir Robert Stout wonders why students take to smoking: it's the smell of the paint!