Pink Slips, Whataburger, and Roaring Biggie
As I am writing this, I can happily say that I have survived my first month on Bison Hill. Not only have I survived, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each moment and memory. Now, as a new freshman here at OBU, I would like to highlight three of the most talked about topics that I have noticed around campus.
#3 Pink Slips:
Everyone loves getting a pink slip. I have to admit, during Welcome Week, I was skeptical at the deal everyone made about pink slips. I mean, are they really that big of a deal? The answer is yes…yes they are. The first day that my friends opened their mailboxes to that light pink piece of paper is when I realized it. Because I wanted one, too. I mean, the only reason I even check my mailbox, sometimes, is to see if someone loves me enough to mail me a package. I even told my parents to ship my birthday presents to OBU just so I could get a famous pink slip. Well…that and the fact that I did not go home on my birthday. But, that is beside the point.
I’m pretty sure the Whataburger on Kickapoo is funded by OBU Students, or at least from the hours of 11 p.m.-1 a.m. I mean, what college student doesn’t want a delicious Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit at midnight!? I go to Whataburger about two or three nights a week (probably too much) and it is always hopping with OBU students. One night, an employee even called the whole restaurant out on Kar-Rip.
#1 Roaring Biggie:
And I saved the best for last. Biggie may have been my favorite thing on campus so far. Maybe because I like getting dressed up or maybe because I just enjoy a good show. But either way, I was very impressed at the amount of work put into this event and how well it was executed. The whole atmosphere of the show was roaring with class. The décor was fun and sophisticated and the talent that the students displayed was incredible. Even the smallest of details were paid attention to, and each student that desired to was able to participate, whether through music, emceeing, backstage work, or many other things. All in all, this event was a hit, and it was a great way for me and all my freshmen classmates to see the pride that OBU took in the talents of their students.
Now those are obviously not all of the happenings I have experienced at OBU thus far. I hate to leave out things like intramural flag football, the talk of TWIRP week, and (of course) the Needtobreathe concert, but perhaps I will save those for another time. All in all, as I new freshman here at OBU, I have definitely gotten a feel for the excitement and life that this campus has to bring and it is something that I am very thankful for.