Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air, and you know what the means. Well, apparently here at UNE it means scattered snow storms, but hopefully that should end soon. But usually when people see spring, they start shedding those winter skins (North Faces and leggings) and start dressing for the occasion. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter weather, but there are some things that you can only do during spring and other warmer times of the year.

UNE offers many ways of staying active, whether it is through the Cardio Club or some intramural sports, but those could get stale after a while. That’s why UNE offers something that many people don’t realize, we offer you a chance to go off campus and experience the world how Mother Nature intended. Through Outdoor Recreation and Campus Life, they offer many opportunities to get away and relax, because not everyone can just leave campus on a whim.

For more information, visit the Box Office located in the Campus Center open from 8am – 10pm, Monday through Friday and 10am – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday.

If you don’t want to go out into the real world to enjoy this lovely weather, then you can take one of my personal favorites for a spin, Longboarding. Ever since I started my sophomore year, two years ago, I’ve been hooked. There is something about the freedom of hopping on a set of wheels and just rolling through our fine campus and seeing everything go by in a flash. It’s a way for you to just forget everything that’s going on because everything that happens is in the “now” because by the time you see something, it’s gone just as fast. The longboard club, “The Sidewalk Surfers”, is trying to abolish the negative stigma that comes along with riding a longboard. When people see us, most usually think that we’re obnoxiously hogging the roads or that we all do drugs. We don’t want that type of reputation so we try to educate everyone about the sport. We’ve recently acquired two brand new boards that are being kept in the Campus Center for anyone to rent as long as they are with one of the executive board members (Nick Blunier, Michael Sang, or Jake Farrell).

So come along and try out one of the amazing activities that UNE has to offer, whether it be an off campus program or an on campus cruise. You should take advantage of the opportunities that this school has to offer while you still can. Before you know it, you’ll be walking across the stage to get a diploma and who knows when such of event will fall onto your lap again?

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