MEGAN COURTNEY | News Editor
Do you have a New Year’s resolution of getting more involved on campus, or is being in your dorm all day not ideal? Whatever the reason may be, here are five reasons why you should get out of your dorm for the first week of the semester.
1. Kick off your first week back with Campus Activities Board
Various times and locations
Every semester, CAB has a week full of fun activities to welcome returning students, and first-timers, to campus. This semester’s Welcome Back Week includes skating, laser tag, and more. For more information, check the Weekly Roar or InvolveU.
2. Go support students participating in the 24 Hour Play Festival
7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 – 9 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 19
Emerson Black Box Theater
Join Alpha Psi Omega for one of its most popular events of the year, where members have only 24 hours to write, cast, direct and perform six original scripts. You can either sign up to be a part of them or watch in the audience.
3. Unwind after your first week back with David Graham
Friday, Jan. 18
Foundry Art Centre
For $20, you can go see David Graham at the Foundry Art Centre, which is less than 10 minutes from campus. Graham, a comedian, has opened up for larger acts like Chris Rock and Adam Sandler, and his act will feature a bit called “Forrest Gump of East St. Louis.”
For more information, visit Discover St. Charles’ website by clicking here.
4. Visit the Character Telephone Exhibit at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
This museum features, you guessed it, telephones, from the 1990s to the 2000s while also showcasing telephone equipment, memorabilia and military telephones from World War II through the Vietnam War.
For more information, visit the museum’s website by clicking here.
5. Attend a poetry center workshop
Sunday, Jan. 20
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar Blvd)
The St. Louis Poetry Center’s Sunday poetry workshop will feature Allison Joseph, a professor of English and director of the MFA program in creative writing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Joseph will be leading the workshops and providing critiques on a few pre-selected poems. The workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.