Sometimes homework gets to be a little overwhelming, tests and quizzes seem to always be around the corner and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.
When that happens, I try to go someplace other than my regular study spots, usually outside, and take a minute to decompress. If you’re like me, and the outdoors helps to clear your mind, then keep reading.
Here are a few places outside that I find nice to rest a moment and breathe to clear my mind.
For a view of the city:
Behind Founders, at the top of the hill, is a great place to get away. Continue on the road, and on the left side, there’s a trail that takes you up a steep hill that evens out to a grove of trees. It’s also a good place to go for a picnic, as the grass and the wall at the top are great places to hang out. There’s a stone structure that can provide a nice place to sit, and several trees scattered around offer shade.
Nice at night:
In between the art buildings, there is a gentle stretch of grass. In the evening, not only can you see the stars, but the light from the art studio is a reassuring reminder that people are there, and it illuminates the grass. It gets cold, so bring a blanket and wear layers.
Calm by the cherries:
Now, while the ornamental cherries are blooming, is a gorgeous time to go sit on the brick steps by CPM behind the clock-tower. When the sun is out, the bricks also soak up some of that heat. This is a place to get away from the bustle of the middle of campus, but it’s still close enough to get to your next class.
Garden by the greenhouse:
On the way to Founders, by NSB, is a little garden with a bench and a wooden arched entrance. You can stop between classes to take a second and relax, or people watch.
Calli Storrs is the current Sports and Health Editor for The Campanil. She was previously the Online Editor and Asst. Online Editor. She has been on staff since Fall 2015. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.