HUNTER COLLEGE–Inside an elevator in the North building, Anthony Loza-Ayala decided to be what he calls a “Good Samaritan” as he pressed the open button for a student rushing to get inside. Instead of opening, the elevator doors jammed and stopped six inches short of closing. Light from the 3rd-floor lobby spilled in through the elevator. Then, a loud humming noise began.
Loza-Ayala and I, along with my friend Joie-Ting Jing Ng, were stuck in the elevator. We would remain stuck for the next 35 minutes.