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5 Fun Ideas for Friday Night Fun in Fulton

Back in November, Myriam suggested 10 ways to have fun in Fulton on the weekends. I’m adding on to this by suggesting five more ways to enjoy Fulton, MO. Whether you’re staying in or going out, there are plenty of fun (and cheap!) ways to spend Friday nights in Fulton. Below are my ideas for how to have a fun-filled Friday evening.

B&B Theaters in Fulton, MO.

B&B Theaters in Fulton, MO.

  1. Go to the Movies

The movie theater is just five minutes from campus! I love going because it’s never too busy, and often times my friends and I end up with our own theater. You always get great seats and lots of yummy popcorn.

  1. Go Bowling

Just next to the movie theater is the bowling alley. Sometimes Campus Activities Board hosts a night of bowling, which is great because lots of students pack the building. Even though I'm terrible at bowling, it's always fun to play with friends and see who breaks 100.

  1. Play Pool in McNutt

There’s plenty of fun to be had on campus, too. McNutt has a pool table and a big screen TV. So, you can play a game or watch a movie. Plus, the Owl’s Nest is open till 10:00 p.m. on Fridays, so you can still grab a coffee or a snack.

Egg and potato baskets were one of our many culinary creations.

Egg and potato baskets were one of our many culinary creations.

  1. Plan A Night in Your Dorm

If you want to really stay in, you can gather friends and hang in a dorm room. During my freshman year, we had tons of friends play a very intense game of Heads Up, where you give clues to a person holding a phone on their forehead displaying a noun. Other ideas include board games, movies, or honing your culinary skills. Cooking/baking may be limited to a microwave in some halls, but in Cutlip we have a full kitchen.

  1. Go to a LEAD Event

Finally, there are often LEAD events held on the weekends, too. These range from plays to improv shows to lectures and more. This past Friday, my friends and I attended a lecture by saddle seat instructor and trainer Smith Lilly.

Hope you have an awesome Friday night!



Staying Busy but Sane

Clock faceHigh school was busy, but nothing compares to how busy college life can get. Between classes, homework, extracurriculars, a social life, and a professional life, you need to have time for yourself.

Scheduling that can be hard. You also have to eat, sleep, and do daily chores like laundry and keeping your room clean.

To say my life can be hectic is an understatement. Personally, I am in 5 classes, the president of a club, on the executive board for my fraternity chapter, and I also hold positions in at least three other clubs. Keeping track of assignments, due dates,  and appointments can get crazy. Eventually you will lose track.

I use three methods to keep me organized. Hopefully they can help you out too!

Calendars. I use four calendars in my daily routine:

  1. A monthly calendar for long term projects and events.
  2. A weekly calendar that helps me figure out what I need to do on a weekly basis
  3. My school planner that keeps track of my homework
  4. My phone  calendar that keeps track of my social life.

Sticky notes. My friends think I am crazy with all the sticky notes I have stuck in different places in my room. I use them mostly for remembering to takes things with me to class or to do quick chores like take out the trash.

Location. Leave important things in obvious places.

Putting your homework or flash drive that you need to take to class next to your keys really helps you remember to take it with you. One of my biggest issues freshman year was completing the homework but leaving it sit on my desk instead of taking it with me to class. Frustrating!

Regardless of how you choose to keep yourself organized, make sure that you have the ability to stay on top of everything that you need to do.

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give about staying organized is to know where your limit is. Burnout is a real thing and when you burn out, every part of your life can suffer. Staying organized is one of the best ways to prevent burnout and to help make sure that you have ample time for your own personal well being.