Coming out of high school, I was never sure what college weekends would look like for me. I definitely was not a party girl in my past and I had no intentions of going that route when I reached college. But every portrayal of college weekends seemed to have partying as the main focus. Thankfully for the mind and body, I have avoided all of the drinking and smoking, and I have found ways to thoroughly enjoy my weekends.
This past weekend, I was able to start by going out bowling with friends. Following this, I went and hung out at a relative’s house, where I was able to sit around and talk with great friends and family. The next day, I had to be productive because I work in admissions as a student ambassador, and I needed to interview a number of students. I found it exhilarating to talk with students who wanted to do exactly what I get to do throughout the week. As a student ambassador, I give tours and work reception… but mostly, I get the opportunity to speak to students about my absolute love for my school.
After I finished, I met up with about eight others, and I played competitive volleyball in the gym. Because the volleyball poles are left out in the gym and we bring our own net, we are able to play the game that we love whenever we want to. After playing for over three hours, we decided it was time to hit the road and drive to my boyfriend’s sister’s house. There, we were able to eat a home cooked meal and play games all night.
Overall, I find that every weekend is very different for me, and I love seeing what unexpectedly fun events come up!
This past weekend, I was able to join in with many students and cancer-survivors to walk in the Relay for Life that was held on campus. The event was both powerful and emotional, and I had no idea what this event would entail until I was able to experience it firsthand.
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In the past, I imagined that college would be the end of the fun dancing events that I always thoroughly enjoyed in high school. Thankfully, this did not wind up being the case. Last weekend, I was able to join many Concordia students and head over to Discovery World in Milwaukee. There, we were able to spend the night eating, looking at sea creatures, and literally dancing through decades of music.
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I had never before been to a driving range, and, honestly, I never saw myself every going to one either. However, my boyfriend asked me to go and the weather was so nice, so I thought I would give it a try. I am a fairly coordinated person, and I like to try new things. The driving range is a mere mile drive from the parking structure to their parking lot. You almost don’t even need to drive when there is such nice weather. It is at the corner of the road that the school is located on, so it would be near impossible to miss it. The prices are pretty cheap (or at least that is what I’m assuming, considering I have nothing to compare it to in my nonexistent experience with driving ranges). more “Driving Range”
Finals week is approaching and some serious studying needs to be done. There are papers, tests, and, of course, the finals themselves. There are tons of great places on campus to study, but getting off campus is a great way to shake things up. There is this super cool, “secret” coffee hangout called The Hiding Place. Coffee and caffeine are the driving forces of the college experience, and it is amazing when it can be gotten cheap. At The Hiding Place, they have cheap coffee and variety of options, most for a dollar or less, and it is run by CUW students in a church basement about five minutes away from campus. more “The Hiding Place”
What decade has your favorite music? Well, at the Dancing through the Decades spring formal, they played all the decades. They started in the ‘40s while we arrived and made it to the beginning of the ‘60s by time dinner was over and it was time to dance. Speaking of dinner, the food was amazing! For the measly ticket price of $10 (or $15 for a couple), there was all you can eat ravioli, brisket, salmon, bread, and cheesy potatoes. You could also get (up to two) free drinks of your choosing, and dessert consisted of mini individual cheesecakes—chocolate or vanilla with strawberries—served with coffee, my favorite! more “Dancing through the Decades”