The end of the semester and finals week is creeping closer. It can really sneak up on you, but if you prepare yourself and do not procrastinate, you’ll be on top of everything and it’ll be a breeze. Don’t let finals freak you out. Everyone survives them, and you can too!
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”
Personally, Easter is my favorite holiday because it has the best meaning to us as Christians. Christmas is great with the birth of Jesus and everything, but it is so overbearing with the advertisements and materialism. Easter still holds much of its original meaning (despite the Easter bunny and egg stuff). Because spring break is typically earlier in the semester than Easter is, most colleges do not give students time off for this holiday, but Concordia gives us a four day weekend so we can go home if we choose to celebrate with our families. Well, I do not have a car, and a trip for a long weekend is a little hard for someone that lives about seven hours away, but I went home with someone else instead. more “Easter Break”
For just about everyone, the first day where wearing shorts is actually comfortable is dreamed about during the long winter months. The tunnels are amazing for those cold and snowy days when going outside is dreadful, but after a while you start to miss fresh air and sunshine on your face every once in a while. The second it gets warm, people are rushing out the doors to soak it all in. Also, the new craze of hammocking took over Concordia this past Saturday with hammocks stretched between the trees that outline the chapel courtyard. The brightly colored swaying furniture lined the sidewalk with content college students inside them, taking in the outdoors once again.
Everyone did their own thing within their portable recliner. Some napped, some read, some did homework in the peaceful atmosphere. Some hammocks contained more than one person at a time, but none of the people inside could possibly have been less than happy. Sunny weather and relaxing in a hammock does that to a person. It makes the homework and projects leading up to the finish line at the end of the semester a little more bearable. I was lucky enough to borrow a friend’s hammock, but I cannot wait to get my own because they are the greatest thing that came to the outdoors (except maybe volleyball), and the trees in the chapel courtyard are line up and spaced out so perfectly, as if they were planted in such a way to allow for hammocking. I can’t wait to get my own and start doing it every day.
For spring break, most people think of Florida and warm, sunny beaches, but not everyone does that and it can still be fun! I just headed back to my house in the metro-Detroit area of Michigan. For those of you that are from Wisconsin or Michigan, even for spring break time is does not feel like spring. I have been wearing my winter coat and it has snowed multiple times since I have been back, and, while snow and cold are not my favorite things, I would not rather be somewhere else. I wish it would be warm here, but I would rather be home with my family instead of somewhere far away and sunny. Part of the reason for that being because I want my break to actually feel like a break. more “Spring Break”
In high school, I remember thinking that by the time that I graduated, I would probably never get to go to another dance. This fact was a little bit saddening to me, because at some level, I really love having a reason to get dressed up and to dance. Since I am not much of a dancer, I never really dance at things outside of weddings or formal dances. For that reason, I was super excited when I heard that Concordia had a spring formal that students could attend. more “Dancing Thru the Decades”