We’ve made it! Spring break is finally here. If I’m being completely honest, this last week was incredibly stressful. There were so many things going on around campus and professors definitely piled on the pre-break course load. You may have missed some of these events if you were stuck in your dorm doing school work, or if you spent your down-time daydreaming about your plans for break.
Sunday, March 4 – Coffeehouse
Students packed into the Union Sunday night for Coffeehouse – and when I say packed, I mean it. Students performed a variety of songs by artists from the Jonas Brothers to Judah and the Lion to a hit from The Greatest Showman. The night ended with the fourth installment of The Messiah College Tonight Show.
Monday, March 5 – Thursday, March 8 – DeStress Fest
Minds Matter hosted DeStress Fest this week in lieu of midterms. Each day brought a different event. There was a Paint Night on Monday for students to enjoy hot drinks while painting a picture. If you walked by the Eisenhower lawn on Tuesday, you were probably greeted by excited dogs, and even more excited students because Dog Therapy was going on. Wednesday was an open-door day at the Minds Matter office, where students could enjoy snacks and spend time with friends. The final event on Thursday was Create-Your-Own-Cupcake in the Union.
Tuesday, March 6 – Civil Discourse Series
SGA tackled the topic of birth control in their second installment of the Civil Discourse Series on Tuesday night. Students were able to share their opinions on the subject during the open-discussion forum. The opinions shared were based on different things such as constitutional arguments, religion and morals. SGA is planning more events like this throughout the rest of the semester.
Many former Presidents write memoirs about their time in the White House, but former President Barack Obama is taking full advantage of more current media forms. He is currently negotiating with Netflix to bring “a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House,” says The New York Times.