Just like today, the wood lounge was a popular area for students to get homework completed and hang out with other fellow students. During the 1980's, the wood lounge was also an area that provided food for students. In 2012, the wood lounge holds different standards from times in the past. As I know from Marian Pawlick, a Lake Forest College trustee, there are now rules enforced such as there is no food or drinks allowed in the wood lounge. Also, it is strictly a quiet studying area for students at Lake Forest College.