Next weekend is fall break, and from what I can tell, we all need it. Even though things are pretty busy for everyone, it would be nice to take a little breather this weekend in between pouring over study guides and rushing to meetings. To carry us through Thursday, here are a few local tips for fun and easy things to do to give yourself a break in the final few days before the beloved long weekend. You don't have to drop everything; in fact, this weekend, let's explore some spaces that make midterms a little more enjoyable.
If you are in need of a quick study break, head over to Bonlife Coffee on the corner of Inman and Parker. Bonlife caters to the whole spectrum of coffee lovers with coffee as delicately crafted as a Columbian pour over, or as sweet as a Nutella latte. Bonlife's hot coffee is a smooth transition into fall with the quality and uniqueness you would expect of a local coffee shop. Bonlife's cafe is also a great environment for studying if you simply can't tear yourself away from the books.
Speaking of books, Pathway Resources recently opened on Keith Street. Pathway is a book store focused on quality over quantity. The idea behind the store is a place where you can walk into the store, pick up any book and love it. Through recommendations of authors and influential Christian leaders, pathway rotates around 100 books on its shelves. The storefront has a cozy atmosphere, and the owners and staff encourage people to come in, get a cup of coffee and study. It is a really interesting concept, a bookstore that only sells a few books. I think it will be a great resource and space for the Lee community for years to come.
If you are in the mood for a little friendly competition, Dorm Wars is Monday, Oct. 12. An epic event with a legacy, great falls, and even greater triumphs, Dorm Wars 2015 is sure to bring out the warrior in everyone on campus. The event we all know and love will be held in the Walker Arena at 7 p.m. The intro dances will be spectacular and the games will be intense. Enjoy this tradition and engage on campus, it will be fun for everyone.