Is it May yet?

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It’s only February and yet it feels like it’s already been two or three months into the semester. Is it May yet? With all my classes and my internship, it feels like it never slows down. The crazy schedules and assignments can start to feel overwhelming and the constant to-do lists seem to expand every day. I wish I could have a mini-me that could help me accomplish some of my tasks. However, even with a crazy schedule it’s always good to take a break and get together with friends to have some fun and wind down. After all, no one can study 24 hours a day. We all need a break sometime!

So, what’s a great way to end a long week? Bowling at UIC Bowling Alley of course! One of the best parts of belonging to a student organization is the different events that you can attend. You get to meet new people and socialize and try new things. Tonight was the Student Veterans Association’s first General Body Meeting of the spring semester and SVA Bowling Night! It was a great way to end a long week of classes. After such a hectic week it was great to get together with other SVA members and enjoy some great food and just hang out. The bowling was also super fun! I’m not the best bowler…OK, I’ll be honest, I’m a pretty terrible bowler. I have to use the bumpers when I bowl; if I try to bowl without the bumpers the majority of my balls end up in the gutter. However, I did manage to score 118 in one game, so the bumpers do help!

For our next event the SVA is planning to do a pizza night and ice skating at Millennium Park. I’ve only ice skated once in my life and it did not go very well. I spent more time falling on the ice than actually skating on it. So, I’m a little nervous about the next event. I wondering how much time I’m actually going to spend skating on the ice; my goal is to skate for at least two minutes without falling. If I manage to survive the ice skating, I’ll be sure to let you know how many times I fell down!


Aneta Murphy is a senior majoring in applied psychology and minoring in sociology. In her spare time, Aneta enjoys going to museums, hiking, biking, fishing and reading. You’ll often find her down on the lakefront trail riding her bike with her husband. She also loves to travel and explore new cities.


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