Student Voice


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Being active proves momentous for socialization

March 30, 2012

Spring is finally here. While it is true that we have experienced spring weather for a while now, it is nice to know that the season has finally arrived here in the Midwest. Everyone gets outside to enjoy the warm weather, and it is also a good time to get active after the long winter months.

One way to get active and stay active is to go for a bike ride. Whether you are a professional biker or just got a new bike to ride around the neighborhood, biking is great exercise and a lot of fun to do with family or friends.

Many students bring their bikes to campus during the warm months of the year to ride around campus. Biking is also a great way to get to your destination faster. Take a bike ride around campus or into town, and there are also bike trails to use. There is one trail behind Hathorn Hall and also other trails around the area for a relaxing bike ride.

Another way to stay active during the warm months is playing a game in the quad with friends. It can be Frisbee, a board game, or a sport like baseball.

Even if you are not typically very athletic, playing a game is fun and is a way to enjoy the warm weather that does not stay around for nearly as long as we would want it to. It is a great way to cure boredom in between classes or after class if you are looking for something to do.

Even taking a simple walk is something to do to stay active. On a nice day if you just want something to do as a stress reliever from classes and homework, just simply take a walk.

It can also be a good way to socialize with your friends, whether you need to get to know someone or you want to clear your mind and talk to a close friend. You can burn calories while also spending some good time with friends.

Many families also enjoy going up north either in Wisconsin or Minnesota to their lake home to get away from their busy schedules for a while. If you and your family own a cabin, it is fun to get a group of friends together and spend a weekend up at the cabin.

My family owns a lake home in Alexandria, Minn., and I love having the opportunity to take my friends up there during the summer. There is always a lot to do, like boating, fishing, swimming, or bonfires.

On a spring or summer night, it could be fun to go catch the latest movie. “The Hunger Games” is the hot movie out now, and I recommend everyone go see it. There is never a dull moment in that movie, and the events will keep you thinking after you have left the theater. Going to see a movie is a fun activity to save for a rainy day or a late night when it is too cold or wet to spend time outside.

There are many activities to do in order to stay active during the spring and summer months. In between classes, after classes, and when classes are done for the year, it can get boring with nothing to do. If you are looking for something to do, get active and enjoy the warm weather. It is not here for long.

Cristin Dempsey is an English major and music minor from Eagan, Minn. She enjoys writing, playing the flute and swimming. After college she would like to pursue a career as an editor.