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12Nov/150

10 Things to do on the Weekend in Fun-ville Fulton

I’m not sure if you are like me but, every Monday I automatically think what my plans are for the upcoming weekend will be. Being in a small college town, your options might seem limited but in Fulton they are not!

  1. If you have a car or very nice friends like I do who do have a car, you can easily pop to the mall in Columbia, which is only 20 minutes away!
  2. You can go downtown for a relaxing walk, while window shopping at all the quaint little shops.
  3. You can easily top up your tan at Fulton’s two tanning shops. Lasting Image and Tanfastic. These are both relatively affordable tanning salons!
  4. If you love Mexican food, Jalisco is perfect for you and your friends. If you are 21, Jalisco       has great margarita offers on selected days of the week.
  5. History fans can enjoy the National Churchill Museum. This 4-million-dollar museum inside a priceless piece of architecture will give you a look back at living history.
  6. Lulu’s frozen yoghurt! This is one of my favorite places to hang out downtown! Indulge in some good frozen yoghurt on a Sunday afternoon with your friends.
  7. Play some golf at Tanglewood golf club that is only a 5-minute drive from campus. It is a FUN public golf course; just make sure you don’t lose too many golf ball

    The Women's Golf Team at Beks!

    The Women's Golf Team at Beks!

  8. If you are keen on nightlife, the Post Office Bar and Grill ("The PO") and Underground are fun places to hang out on a Saturday night.
  9. Beks! It is the perfect restaurant to take your family when they come and visit. It is located in the "Brick District" downtown and is famous for its spinach and artichoke dip!
  10. The Art House gallery is right up the street from Beks. It displays work from 100 different regional artists. The Art House also hosts classes teaching painting, pottery making, drawing, rug weaving, and other fine arts.

I hope this helps guide you to fun weekends in Fulton!

Thanks for reading!

-Mims

29Sep/150

Churchill Challenge

I can't believe it's almost October of my senior year at William Woods. The fun times have blown by so fast right in front of my face. I have really been striving to do everything that I haven't done yet, so I made a Fulton "Bucket List".

It's a collaborative list of things my friends and I want to do before our time in Fulton ends. After graduation, we will be going many directions; from grad schools and jobs all across the U.S. It is really hard to imagine life when I don't have all my friends within five minutes of me, so let's not think about it just yet.

One fun thing that we did was participate in the Churchill Color Challenge 5k. I had been working on my running all summer long and just so happened to see a poster for the 5k when I was at the YMCA one day. I immediately texted my other friends that love to run and we signed up.

Brandy, Sally Jo and me were ready to go for the start of the race.

Brandy, Sally Jo and I were ready to go for the start of the race.

While running the race, some familiar WWU faces threw color on us. And our friend, Baylie snapped a picture.

Brandy and me running on the WWU campus stretch of the 5k.

Brandy and me running on the WWU campus stretch of the 5k.

Closer to the end we passed two of our favorite faculty members/administrators, Drs. Venita Mitchell and Carrie McCray.

Finished the 5k with a smile.

Finished the 5k with a smile.

I am so proud that I was able to participate in something so awesome and so dear to the Fulton community. I look forward to many more 5ks in the future and more fun to be had in Fulton this year.

10Feb/151

Stinson Creek Trail

The weather was GORGEOUS last weekend in Fulton! I was able to hit up my favorite trail with my best friend, shoot some hoops, throw a football and relax outside. On Sunday I was wearing a tank top and shorts outside and it was still glorious.

My favorite part of good weather is walking the Stinson Creek Trail. It's a bit off the beaten path for the Woodsies but thankfully I know just how to get there. It starts out by the dog park with the railroad bridge and the trail continues on throughout all of Fulton. Though it doens't loop around, though I think that it should.

This cute little thing decided that it really liked me. He chased my car until I parked and then ran to me when I got out. I think his owners got jealous.

This cute little thing decided that it really liked me. He chased my car until I parked and then ran to me when I got out. I think his owners got jealous.

I have been walking the trail for a while, but I was really curious where it ended. A few Saturdays ago, my friend Sally Jo and I decided we would try to find it. We made it to about Seaman's Field and it seemed to end on the other side of the street, so we turned back. This round trip is about 15,000 steps according to my pedometer.

After making it almost to the end, I convinced my best friend Brandy that we needed to find the exact end. She was up for the challange and we followed the trail until it turns into a sidewalk over by the Fulton State Hospital. We kept walking the trail until we passed Veteran's Park. Then, we took a little break and went down the slides a few times.

Brandy and me throwing the Alpha Chi Omega hand sign on the trail. This photo was taken where the trail goes behind Westminster College.

Brandy and me throwing the Alpha Chi Omega hand sign on the trail. This photo was taken where the trail goes behind Westminster College.

This weekend we walked the farthest yet! I love having friends that I can do fun and healthy activities with! Nothing is better than nature and good friends.

 

-Alaina

 

28Jan/150

A Rare January Day

Missouri weather strikes again! From time to time Mother Nature likes to toss a curve ball to those of us who least expect it. Well, on this day, that curve ball came in the form of a sunny, 60 degree day in the middle of "winter". In the dull winter, a day like today brings forth an positive, optimistic disposition among the William Woods community. Everyone is relaxed, happy, and smiling. This level of happiness is not a rarity here at WWU, however, when you're given a day like today you can't help but appreciate the smiles, compliments, and unspoken level of happiness that lives within the community. I wanted to take some time out of my day to say that I hope you are all having a great day that will turn into a great week, then a great month, all the way up to a great year. Share your satisfaction and cheer with those around you. Remember, life always contains a silver lining, your responsibility is to find it.

-Dakota

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A sample of William Woods' beauty from last fall when the trees began to change and the weather was gorgeous!