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5 reasons to leave your dorm this week

Here are five reasons to leave your dorm this week.

Here are five reasons to leave your dorm this week.

Kat Owens

Here are five reasons to leave your dorm this week.

Kat Owens

Kat Owens

Here are five reasons to leave your dorm this week.

Lynsey Aldam, Reporter

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The winter blues is too real, but don’t let that get you down!

Lindenlink has curated another five reasons for you to step out of your dorm to cure your winter blues and have some fun! Despite the dreary weather, there is a ton to do both on and off campus. Kick off your weekend at the winter market or eat brunch and play board games! Later in the week, Student Involvement has some fun plans to ring in the Lunar New Year. Also, the Lions will be on the prowl again this week with more athletic events.

 

  1. Support your fellow Lions on the rink and on the court!

This week the lions are stepping out of the den for another week jam-packed with sports. Hyland Arena will be booming with Men’s Volleyball, as well as Men’s and Women’s Basketball! You can also bundle up and head on over to the Centene Community Ice Center to rally on the DII Hockey team! Show your roar and support our Lions!

  • Women’s Wrestling vs. MacMurray College | Friday, Jan. 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Lees-McRae College | Friday, Jan. 24 | 7:00 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s DI Hockey vs. Ohio University | Friday, Jan. 24 | 7:15 p.m. | Centene Community Ice Center

  • Men’s DI Hockey vs. Ohio University | Saturday, Jan. 25 | 1:30 p.m. | Centene Community Ice Center

  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon University | Saturday, Jan. 25 | 7:00 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s DII Hockey vs. Aurora University | Saturday, Jan. 25 | 8:10 p.m. | Centene Community Ice Center

  • Men’s DII Hockey vs. Aurora University | Sunday, Jan. 26 | 2:00 p.m. | Centene Community Ice Center

  • Women’s Basketball vs. McKendree University | Thursday, Jan. 30 | 5:30 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s Basketball vs. McKendree University | Thursday, Jan. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Tusculum University | Friday, Jan. 31 | 7:00 p.m. | Hyland Arena

  • Men’s DI Hockey vs. University of Oklahoma | Friday, Jan. 31 | 7:15 p.m. | Centene Community Ice Center

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2.      Bundle up and shop locally at the Schlafly Winter Market

Saturday, Jan. 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Schlafly Farmers Market

Schlafly Farmers Market invites you all to wrap up in your scarves and jackets to explore their winter market. Discover local farm fresh produce, eggs, pork, lamb, and more straight from the source! Shop from over a dozen local artisans who make the finest holiday decor, jewelry, artwork, and more. Live music will also be playing!

Check out here for more information.

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3.       Switch up your average Sunday brunch with balloon art and board games!

Sunday, Jan. 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Pieces: The St. Louis Board Game Bar & Cafe

Say goodbye to boring brunches at Pieces! Join them for their monthly Family & Friends Day this Sunday. Pieces has over 900 boards games available for play, as well as a tasty menu! STL Balloons will also be onsite creating custom complimentary balloons.

Tell the host you are there for the event and we’ll waive your library fees.

Check out their menu here.

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4.       Did you know January is Stalking Prevention Awareness Month?

Tuesday, Jan. 28 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Mathews Hall, Lindenwood University

The latest Netflix original series “YOU” has quickly become a fan favorite. The show revolves around the premise of a bookstore manager in New York who meets an aspiring writer that he becomes immediately infatuated with. To feed his obsession, he soon turns to social media and technology to track her presence and eliminate any possible obstacles that stand in the way of their romance. The purpose of the discussion is to talk about the abuses of virtual and real life stalking as it is a real problem in our digital age.

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5.     Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Student Involvement

Thursday, Jan. 28 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Hyland Arena VIP Room

Join International Programming and Student Involvement for the Lunar New Year! They will have traditional Asian cuisine, games, and socializing. The best part? It’s free! Stop by the Hyland VIP Room to try some delicious food and ring in the New Year!

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