Spring is in the air on Alma’s campus! Students are breaking out their shorts, sandals and sunglasses as the weather improves.
Last Sunday, the temperatures reached the high 60s to low 70s, so many of us spent the day outdoors. I took a walk through campus and saw students having picnics, playing Frisbee and jogging. Behind Newberry, a student played his guitar for a crowd while a friendly game of volleyball took place on “the beach.” Students ate dinner on the porch at Saga, and every window around was open to let in the fresh air.
If I had been on a campus tour, I would have thought it was straight out of a movie. I may have wondered whether the College was paying their students to make campus look so alive… but no, it was just a bunch of happy Scots enjoying the sunshine.
I joined in, too, by grabbing a blanket and my homework and finding a nice spot. For some reason, doing homework with the warm sunlight beating down on you is much easier than doing homework in the library or sitting in your room. I was in a better mood, and thoughts were coming to me naturally.
This being said, we are all wondering one thing… “Will it last?” Is it time to take home our winter clothes? Living in Michigan, we all know that as soon as you do this, we will get a foot of snow. One day it may be 65 degrees and the next, back down to the 40s.
So Scots, when we get a nice day, go out and enjoy it! Take a break from studying to make some friends, get some exercise or take a nap in the sun. Days like these can be few and far between, so don’t let them pass you by!
What is your favorite thing to do around campus on a nice day?