Abby Kropp
Student Writer

We are only two weeks in, and the homework is already piling up. In between the studying, reading and writing, find time for a much-needed break. Grab some friends for a game night or movie night or just lounge around with a good book. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Read: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Though known for his book Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom takes a different approach in his less popular book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. This story tells the imaginative tale of a young boy who faced numerous trials and countless losses in his life. But through music, he finds his family, whether it’s his immediate family or friends.

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Listen to What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran

This soothing song beautifully sung by Ed Sheeran talks about his thoughts on how to save the world. He says “a revolution’s coming” and his survival tactic is love. This song is both relaxing and uplifting.

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Watch Parenthood

The four Braverman siblings survived childhood together, but can they survive parenthood? Each of their kids has unique struggles and they constantly turn to each other for advice and support. Though this show is off the air it’s completely worth streaming. This on screen, close-knit family will make you laugh, cry, smile, and forget your problems.

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Watch Grown Ups

After the passing of their basketball coach, former teammates come together for the first time since they were kids. The friends take their families to a cabin for vacation, but quickly realize their kids don’t like playing outside like they used to. These dads channel their inner child in a hilarious attempt to change that.

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Play a board game in the Union

The Larsen Student Union has a ton of board games upstairs. Playing board games is a great way to meet people or to get closer to (and possibly see new sides of) your current friends. You never know who is a master at Scrabble until you’ve played against them.

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