Alyssa Burd
Online Editor

Many students most likely returned to campus after Christmas break with the intention of making this year better than the last. Now that 2017 is officially underway, new goals have been created. So, no matter how big, small, smart or just plain silly, they’re all something worth achieving.

This past December, Eyas celebrated their 10th anniversary birthday bash in the Union, complete with cake, balloons, games, and prizes. The celebration also featured a station where students could come forward to write down some of their goals for the new year. Eyas Co-Chair and Senior Class President Kelly Gordon then used the suggestions to compile a complete “Messiah College Bucket List”. If you’re looking for some new adventure and ideas to kick off 2017, just take a look at what your fellow Messiah students came up with:

  1. Take a selfie with President Kim Phipps
  2. Succeed in academics, extracurriculars, and spirituality
  3. Find the most eggs at Eyas’ Eggstravaganza
  4. Use the newly renovated gym
  5. Join a book club
  6. Witness Messiah win a national championship at any sport

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  7. Be on the homepage of the Messiah College Website
  8. Do research with a professor
  9. Write an article for The Swinging Bridge Magazine
  10. Perform an act at Coffeehouse
  11. Do a J-term, May-term, or semester abroad
  12. Have dinner at a professor’s house
  13. Jump into the Breeches in January
  14. Attend a concert at the High Center
  15. Spend the whole day in the library
  16. Attend an SAB concert
  17. Climb the rock wall at the Loft
  18. Participate in the High Ropes Course with the Loft
  19. Attend a Powerhouse
  20. Join a Koinonia small group
  21. Hammock on campus
  22. Have a life-changing conversation with a friend
  23. Try something out of your comfort zone
  24. Participate in or lead a Res Life event
  25. Get on the Messiah Instagram, #MessiahFamous
  26. Create life-long friendships
  27. Take a midnight Baker’s run
  28. Go trick-or-treating in a dorm
  29. Sled down Cemetery Hill
  30. Stay in Lottie for the whole duration of a meal
  31. Use the restroom in every building on campus
  32. Cook-out by the Breeches
  33. Make the Dean’s List one semester
  34. Attend an SAB Dance
  35. Graduate!