Nothing to do? Just look a little harder

By Jerome Stuart Nichols | Life Editor
Added September 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm

There’s nothing to do on campus!!!

Oh, really? You honestly think there is nothing to do on campus? Clearly you’re not looking.

There are events almost every single day. You can always find something fun do on campus. But, admittedly things can be a bit hard to find.
If I could give you one tip to find fun things to do on campus, it would have to be Campus Life.

Campus Life is a is a part of the Center for Student Involvement. I know that might sound a bit iffy but it’s actually quite useful. They are behind all of the coolest events on campus. If you spend a decent amount of time on campus you’ve probably seen a poster or flyer for one of their events.

This year’s schedule is packed. From their weekly free movies to their various “lounges,” you should always find your week filled with something to do.

Say you’re bored on a Friday night, then why not stroll down to the Student Center and take in a free movie? Don’t worry that these are old or boring films that your grandmother remembers from her childhood. The films shown here are only awesome current hits. This year they’ve already had Thor, The Hangover part 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Bridesmaids.

If you missed those hits, then you’ve still got plenty coming your way. Even tomorrow, September 23rd, at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. you can catch the JJ Abrams summer blockbuster Super 8.

What’s that you say? You’ve seen all these movies and want something fresh? Well then you better be attending one of the Laugh, Sky, Lyric or Storytellers Lounges.
Every Thursday in the Student Center, room 300, you can find something cool going down.

Are you into stand-up comedy? Good, because today, Sept. 22nd, you can go get your laugh on at 9 p.m. At the Laugh Lounge you will see local stand-up comedians, of all genres, taking the stage with their funniest material to sate your carnivorous appetite for funny.

How about the Storytellers Lounge? It was inspired by the super popular Moth StorySLAM story telling series. Here, students come in and tell their stories live, without notes. If you’ve never been to a story telling event, it’s really a unique experience that is reminiscent of the verbal history traditions of many cultures.

If this has got you excited, you won’t have to wait long! The first Storytellers Lounge of the year will be at 9pm on September 29th.

While it’s premise may seem a bit old school, the Sky Lounge is one heck of a good time. Sky Lounge is an event where you can get dressed in your cutest nightwear and dance the night away to the sounds of classic American jazz. Even if you just want to hang out with some friends in a more chill atmosphere, the Sky Lounge is the place to be.

The next Sky Lounge will take place on October 6, at 9pm.

Are you a poet, enjoy poetry, or a fan of lyricism? If so, then you can visit the Lyric Lounge.

Lyric Lounge is a live poetry event where everyone is invited to share their creativity. This is the type of place where you can spread your wings and interact with other talented amateur lyricists and poets in a supportive and generally laid back atmosphere. Check out the next one on Thursday October 13 at 7pm.

If you’re not satisfied yet, then clearly you’re looking for something even more awesome. If that’s the case then you better be in the queue early on October 18th to see renowned lyricist, rapper, actor, and now author, Common.

Common will be dropping in to give a lecture and talk about his new book One Day It’ll All Make Sense. He’ll be sharing never-before-told stories from his from his 20 year career as hip-hop artist.

Yeah, I thought that would do it. I told Campus Life has your back.

For more info on any ampus life events check them out at www.emich.edu/campuslife/events .

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