As the semester nears a close, burnout from studies can be a very present reality. Everyone has seen it, whether it is first hand or via a friend, burnout from studies can be your worst enemy. Every once and a while, students need a way to wind down and enjoy a nice afternoon/evening just together enjoying one another’s company while they watch a movie or sports event that they have in common. This is what I myself have been attempting to facilitate with the Boston Bruins programs in East Hall. Every week or so, some with more games than others, chips & salsa, pizza, and drinks are set out in the first floor lounge in East on the night of a Bruins hockey game in order to give residents that opportunity to exhale and enjoy a sporting event. While the programs take place in East Hall, all residents are welcome and even encouraged to attend these programs (we might need to get more food though!).
If relaxing with your peers while you enjoy some free food and a viewing of a Bruins game is your thing, there is still a chance to take advantage of this opportunity. There are a few regular season dates left so feel free to take advantage of these opportunities:
Tuesday, March 27th, Boston Vs. Tampa Bay 7:30pm
Thursday, March 29th, Boston Vs. Washington 7:00pm** This game will include an information session on time and how to manage it as the semester comes to a close!
Thursday, April 5th, Boston @ Ottawa 7:30pm
While the Bruins regular season may be winding down, stay tuned for more dates via flyers in East Hall for possible viewings as the Bruins push forward through the playoffs on their quest for the cup!
In the end, if watching a Bruins game with fellow Bruins fans, and maybe some enemies, is your thing, don’t be afraid to come down to the first floor of East and enjoy some good times and some great hockey.
Howard is a Senior Athletic Training major from Brunswick, Maine. A second year Resident Advisor (RA) he has advised upper-classmen residents in Sokokis and East Halls. In addition to being an RA, Howard has done research in the field of sports medicine, was a member of the UNE Men’s Lacrosse team, and is currently an athletic training student for the Portland Pirates Hockey Club of the American Hockey League (AHL). Howard is an avid hockey enthusiast and loves anything that keeps him active. Howard plans on attending a Doctor of Physical Therapy program after graduation from the University of New England.