Games, Movies, and More Music
Dorm time is an important part of life at OBU, and I’m sure the same thing applies at all colleges. The things that happen randomly just by being a friend to neighbors and classmates are always what tend to be the best experiences. Unfortunately, during these times I just don’t have the thought to take a lot of pictures, but I can still describe some of what I’ve done with friends so that you can know for sure the importance of keeping a door open and getting to know people.
A surprising activity that has been pretty popular during my freshman year has been playing board games. I don’t mean games like Monopoly or Sorry either. We’re talking about intense games like Settlers of Catan, and lesser known games like Star Wars Epic Duels, and King of Tokyo. The thing is, that we’re having crazy amounts of fun playing these games. Sometimes they get heated, and every time we can’t help but laugh. Now, of course we still do the classically-college video game stuff, and, believe me, the games where you can all be in the same room and playing together are the best kind of video games.
This semester we have been gifted with a handful of new movies. A group of friends and I went to a local theater and got to see “Doctor Strange” as well as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” To see new movies was a plus, but my friends and I have gotten together to watch other great movies like “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” and several Star Wars movies. In fact, there’s been a lot of Star Wars related stuff this semester. I already mentioned the Star Wars board game we play, but there’s more. One of the biggest things I’ve been a part of is when Glee Club performed the song “John Williams is the Man.” For those who don’t know, the song is a mixture of various movie soundtracks by John Williams, like “Indiana Jones” and “Jurassic Park.” The best thing about it was that it was a complete surprise to the audience, and Darth Vader and R2D2 made an appearance.
After spending some time here at OBU, I learned that there are a bunch of great concert options in town, or close by. Last year, OBU hosted NeedtoBreathe, and this year we hosted Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Close by was a For King and Country concert (With KB and Jordan Feliz as pictured below), and a Switchfoot/Relient K concert. So, there are many options for that kind of music. There are other places to hear good music, too. In a previous post I mentioned Canterbury, and now I’ll mention it again because Canterbury has gained a permanent location on Main Street in a place called the Ritz Theater. This way, Canterbury can act as the community outreach and worship service that it is meant to be.
The semester is drawing to an end, and I am thankful for the friends I have made. It would be really difficult to go through college on your own, so one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to take chances, meet new people, and have fun.
Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV84)-
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers