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A Week With Me

by Nick Rush | Oct 07, 2016

So as many realize, North Manny and MU isn’t located in the biggest area with much to do. But that is okay because there are plenty of things to entertain during the week and on weekends. It is a little different for me right now compared to other students since my fall baseball season ended. Let me tell you what I do!

I can’t really state what I do day in and day out because my schedule varies. In the mornings my calendar is full. I always eat breakfast each morning. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have two classes, where I start at 10am and end at 12:50pm. Tuesday and Thursday I have three classes, where I start at 8am and end at 12:15pm. The rest of the time, I’m free! Other than eating three meals a day, I have all that free time! When morning turns to afternoon, I filter my time between working out and doing homework. Normally, working out takes some time because I like to lift with friends, and 97.8% of the time lifting with friends takes longer than doing it by myself. Usually I lift in the late afternoon, so after class and eating lunch I go back to my room and do as much homework as possible. If I feel like procrastinating instead, I pick up my guitar and play and/or I try to learn new songs as I am just a beginner.

As evening comes, I am usually still doing homework (having 5 core classes isn’t fun J). I take breaks every now and then, and one break comes from eating dinner. I try to finish all the homework I have before 6:30 or 7 if I can so I can have the nights to do whatever I want. Nights are my favorite time of the day because it is my time to socialize, if I don’t have more homework to do. Sometimes there are VIA’s, and I go to them so I can get them out of the way and not have to worry as much about going during baseball season. Also, I live in Schwalm (the best dorm on campus) and for the past couple of weeks some floormates and I have migrated to the lobby to play pool. This has turned into a nightly thing. You can usually find me there or roaming first floor. If you can’t find me in either of those two places, there are three options: I am doing homework in the library, I am doing homework in my room, or I am just in my room watching a random game that’s on TV with my roommate and/or playing guitar again.

On the weekends during the day you can normally find me in my room doing homework. (Yes, I usually have a lot of homework.) My breaks usually consist of watching college football or playing basketball. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are usually spent similarly. I do homework and watch football the entire time. I do take off Friday nights and Saturday nights so I can hang out with my friends and play more pool, cards, watch games if it’s Saturday night, or go to random events that are on campus. As stated before, my situation is different than a majority of students on campus. As many students go home on the weekends because they live close, I live 3 – 3 1/2 hours away. Going home still is an option, but it isn’t too feasible for me.

I come from a bigger city where there are always things to do each and every night. When I finally decided Manchester was the school for me, I will say I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find things to do and die of boredom. Now that I’m here, I see it differently. Various clubs, events on campus, and being with friends will keep someone busy. Oh, and homework. Homework will definitely keep you busy! Either way, if anyone has doubts like me about not having enough things to do, take it from me: Do. Not. Worry. Manchester has plenty of things to do each week for every student on campus.

Nick Rush '20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.