Ever find yourself bored on the weekends with nothing to do? I’m going to go ahead and assume the answer is yes. There is little to nothing to do on campus on the weekends. But what if I told you there’s an even bigger problem at hand? Our lack of events isn’t only a lack of entertainment, but it’s also a key factor in separating us as a community.
The lack of events on the weekends here leads to a lack of community at ENC. With such a small population of students on an even smaller campus, you’d automatically assume our community is tight-knit, but many times this is not the case.
As a junior I find myself going to classes, chapel, lunch, and dinner on Monday through Friday, but as soon as I am out of classes on Friday, I leave the campus for the weekend. It has become a weekly routine these last three years and when I look around, I am certain I’m not the only one.
We get into this constant routine of class, eat, sleep, repeat. But what’s college without a little adventure? What’s a school without community on the weekend?
If we had more to do here on the weekends, we would all come together as a school and a community. We could host weekend movie nights, Boston excursions, dances, poetry or talent nights, or just a little get together in Hebrews café. The possible ways to make this campus a community are endless.
Now, you might be thinking my ideas are a little corny. You’re a big shot college kid, so why would you want to go to an ice cream social on a Friday night? Well, I don’t know about you, but I like ice cream, and I would love to get the chance to interact with my peers outside of the classroom. Now, isn’t that how college is supposed to be?
Ideas can only get us so far. It is up to us as students to turn these ideas into actual events. We are a small body of students, full of athletes, scientists, philosophers, thinkers and dreamers; but most importantly, we are a community, and it is up to us to start acting like one.