5 Ways to Kill Time Between Classes on Campus
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BY PAIGE TOWNSEND, KAELY FITTERLING, TABITHA TIEFENTHALER AND ANDREW YOUNG
Sometimes, there’s that awkward amount of time in between classes and you can’t figure out what to do with it. There are just so many things you want to do anyway but can never find time to do any of them. Here are some fun, rewarding and quick ways to kill time on campus in between classes.
1. Take a Nap.
Most students do not acquire a love for napping until they have reached college. However, napping is a common and often useful method of killing time during longer breaks in between classes. Naps can cause some students to feel even more tired, but they are proven to repair the body and can refresh your mind for upcoming. Students should be wary, though, that napping can cause them to miss class. To avoid oversleeping, set an alarm for a few minutes before you have to leave for class, and make sure that the alarm is set properly for a.m. or p.m.
2. People Watch in JCI.
When there is not enough time to walk back to your room before your next class, consider waiting in the Johnson College Inn and watching students do ordinary yet entertaining things.
There will almost always be at least one person in the room who you know and who you can sit and talk with. No matter how well you know the person, it is always great to create conversation and hang out for a bit. It is often interesting to just sit and watch everything else going on around you. You can find people playing pingpong and pool and you might see student organizations stationed at tables and advertising upcoming events. There is rarely a dull moment in JCI.
3. Visit the National Churchill Museum
Westminster students have a unique way of killing time that is not available to students of any school outside of Fulton. This activity is extra exciting for students with a penchant for history. The National Churchill Museum was designated by Congress to be the official Churchill Museum. It was placed here at Westminster as a memorial for Winston Churchill in recognition of his delivery of “Sinews of Speech,” commonly known as “The Iron Curtain Speech” at Westminster.
The museum is dedicated to educating people about Churchill and his political theories and activities, his writing and his military strategies.
4. Hang out in the Quad.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors, finding a first-year student in the Quad is a great way to kill time in between classes. They have all the resources you need: bathroom, snacks, extra pencils when yours just broke. They likely will not say no to you if you ask to hang out with them some more. They typically love listening to stories from juniors and seniors, because they generally have nothing to do in between classes, either. Plus, you know you miss the Quad anyway, so you may as well hang out there when you can.
5. Explore the Stinson Creek Trail.
The trail is 4.9 miles long and is surrounded by trees and the Stinson Creek. It is a great way to relax and get out of your room. Go with friends and just walk and talk, or grab a pair of headphones and go for a run. With every turn of the trail, you will get new scenery. There are also great places to hike within the trail. With warming weather and spring just two weeks away, this should be an ideal way of passing time between classes in the near future.